Black spot funding for Singleton Council

17 December 2012

A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson today announced RMS will provide funding to Singleton Council for safety improvements on two local roads.

“The NSW Government will contribute $26,500 from the State black spot program for work to upgrade Church and Kelso streets,” the spokesperson said.

“The State Government contribution will be matched by Singleton Council who requested additional funding after a major crash involving a truck and a school bus resulted in the death of a nine year old boy earlier this year.

“The work will be carried out by council and involves installing twelve speed bumps on Church Street between York and Sophia streets, as well as Kelso Street between Wynyard and Edward streets.

“New signs will also be installed along with line marking. The improvements aim to slow vehicles down on Church and Kelso streets and improve awareness of the intersections in this area.

“Black spot funding reaffirms the NSW Government’s commitment to improving safety on roads in the Hunter region,” the spokesperson said.

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