Rocky black spots get federal dollars

THE Federal Government is hoping to wipe out three black spots in North Rockhampton with the help of $580,000.

About $250,000 will be spent to remodel traffic signs, add turning lanes and widen lanes on High Street between Ford Street and the Moores Creek Bridge.

A further $210,000 will be used to extend the right turn lane at the intersection of Musgrave Street and Moores Creek Road.

Signs will also be remodelled, the pedestrian refuge improved and signs and lights added.

Finally, $120,000 will be spent to install traffic lights to improve traffic safety on the corner of Main and Haynes Streets.

Nationals' Senator for Queensland Barnaby Joyce made the announcement on Friday.

It was part of a statewide announcement of $1.265 million in safer road infrastructure for the Capricornia electorate this financial year.

The funding was part of the $44.5 million AusLink Black Spot Program.