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Black spots funded

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has offered Clarence Valley Council funding for three projects through the Australian Government’ Black Spot Program 2016/17.
The council’s staff accepted the offer “under delegated authority, as there is no Council contribution required towards the works” and because RMS required a response by June 10 – CVC received the offer on May 5.
The funded projects are: the reconstruction of 8.35km of Armidale Road, 9.18km north of Glens Creek Road at a cost of $429,360; reconstruction of 6.1km of Rogan Bridge Road, 6.7km from the Gwydir Highway at a cost of $273,470; and, the installation of blisters and delineation of Summerland Way and Oliver Street, Grafton at a cost of $46,060.
The projects will be included in the council’s 2016/17 works program.
The council had submitted six projects for consideration – to be considered, projects must meet criteria, “centred around road safety and addressing sites with a recorded accident history”, the report to last week’s Corporate, Governance and Works Committee meeting stated.
The council’s application to reconstruct a 10.45km section of Armidale Road (11.33km from Gwydir Highway, $403,868), a 4.47km section of Orara Way (6.32km from Armidale Road, $587,108) and a 24.88km section of Wooli Road (26.49km from the Pacific Highway $297,555) were unsuccessful.
Councillors will “note” the funding offer was accepted at next week’s council meeting.