"S" bends on Allenby Road, Alexandra Hills; lights at Weippin Street, Cleveland; a T-intersection at Bay and Smith streets; and lights on Ney Road, Capalaba, will get funds ranging from $50,000 to $450,000. $710K for four black spots
Police support the council-planned road upgrades, which include dropping the speed limit on Allenby Road to 50km/h.
The largest proportion of the money, $450,000, will be spent building a roundabout at the intersection of Bay and Smith streets, Cleveland, where police recorded two crashes in the past five years.
Officer in Charge of the Wynnum District Traffic Branch, Senior Sergeant Neale Stoneley said nobody had died in crashes at any of the four roads but all were "problem spots".
The council will spend $160,000 of the funds covering Allenby Road, between McDonald Road and Topaz Street, Alexandra Hills, with a high-friction surface.
Traffic calming devices, such as chicanes, will be installed on the road along with signs warning motorists of hazardous "S" bends, where there had been 10 accidents since 2008.
The council also plans to drop the speed limit on the 850m stretch of road from 60km/h to 50km/h.
Snr Sgt Stoneley said he would support cutting the speed limit for all of Allenby Road.
Division 7 councillor Murray Elliott said about 8800 people used Allenby Road each day.
He said dropping the speed limit would make it a police revenue-raising hot spot.
"There's already a 40km/h warning sign on that stretch of road so if $160,000 can't solve the problem, nothing can because the problem is drivers' attitudes," Cr Elliott said.
Capalaba's Ney Road at the Callaghan Way lights received $50,000, which will be spent on reprogramming the traffic lights and trimming trees in the median strip.Police recorded five accidents at that intersection since 2008.
A further $50,000 will be spent installing bigger traffic lights at the Weippin and Wellington streets intersection, near Redland Hospital, where police recorded five crashes since 2008.
Mayor Karen Williams said the federal government Black Spot funding to councils was under threat after a High Court decision in June made it illegal for the federal government to enter funding deals for community projects.
"$710,000 isn't a spit in the ocean considering we have had all sorts of funding ripped away from us from state government when it comes to road maintenance," she said.
"This highlights the importance that local government needs to be recognised in the constitution for financial purposes," Cr Williams said.
Five people have died on Redland roads since January 1.