Blackgate Road to be upgraded

Blackgate and Horseshoe Bend roads upgfrade funding was announced during the election! The Federal Government  announced funding for road shoulders (1.5m) on Blackgate Rd. The Surf Coast Shire has also committed funding for putting on bikelanes on Horseshoe Bend Road all the way to Blackgate Rd. Together it’s about $2m! 

These two roads have been on Bike Safe's Hazard Road list for 6 years.  The Federal Government has committed to the 2.4km section of Blackgate Road (also on our Hazard Road list) between Horseshoe Bend Road and Minya Lane at Torquay. Budget is $804,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines and raised reflective pavement markers, upgrade or install guard fence and upgrade delineation and signage. This has been done through the existing Federal Roads Blackspot Programme and Roads to Recovery funding.

This will dramatically improve safety for cyclists AND motorists. Designs for both roads are currently underway.