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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2703 ..

Haydon Drive

(Question No 781)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the temporary closure of the left lane of the southbound section of Haydon Drive between Calvary Hospital and Belconnen Way last week due to urgent road repairs made after damage by a burst water main ('Lane Closure' in The Chronicle News on 17 June 2003, p 44). What was the total cost to the Government for the repairs required as a result of the above.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

The total cost to the ACT Government is estimated at $101,000. $1,000 for the time spent on-site by a Roads ACT officer to ensure that the road repairs were carried out to an acceptable standard and $100,000 for the cost of repairs associated with the burst water main undertaken and paid for by ACTEWAGL.

Roads-black spots

(Question No 783)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to your reply to Question on notice No 315 regarding ACT road 'black spots' and other 'worst crash sites' as listed therein:

(1) What funding has been provided in the 2003-2004 ACT budget to address (a) ACT road "black spots"and (b) "other worst crash sites";

(2) What funding has been approved or provided to the ACT from the Federal Government for 2003-2004 in order to address (a) and (b) above;

(3) Which are the actual sites at (a) and (b) above that will be provided with funding in 2003-2004;

(4) For the designated sites as identified at (3) above, what is the projected time frame for implementation of safety improvements at these sites.

Mr Wood

: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) In the 2003/04 ACT Budget funding of $300,000 has been allocated for Road Safety Improvements. This money will be spent on improving the intersection of Cotter Road and McCulloch Street in Curtin.

No other specific funding has been approved for other crash sites during 2003/4 as part of the ACT budget, but a range to other roadworks will also contribute significantly to road safety including the Fairbairn Avenue Upgrade and Woden Valley on-road cycling facilities.

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