Minister for Roads Terry Mulder today announced $880,000 in funding for improvements at a key intersection in Hoppers Crossing.
The recent RACV Redspot Survey listed the Old Geelong Road / Forsyth Road intersection at number six out of the top ten most nominated congested locations, with the RACV calling for traffic signals to be installed as a priority.
Mr Mulder said that the Old Geelong Road / Forsyth Road intersection will see $880,000 invested for improvements, including traffic signalisation to increase driver safety and improve congestion at this notorious intersection.
“This intersection is a key access point to the Princes Freeway in both directions and has been a well-known traffic snarl and accident hotspot for many years” Mr Mulder said.
This project is designed to address the history of casualty crashes and help to make Victoria’s roads safer for everyone using them. Other safety improvements at this location include the installation of street lighting, along with wire rope safety barriers at the north east corner of the intersection.
Local Member for Western Metropolitan Victoria, Andrew Elsbury said that the Victorian Coalition Government and VicRoads are committed to working with our communities to improve safety for all road users.
“The funding will be welcome news for motorists and the local community. The installation of traffic lights at this intersection is long overdue and I am proud to be part of the Coalition Government which is making this commitment to safety in our community.” Mr Elsbury said.
“We are taking action to target these areas, prevent crashes and keep Victorians safe on the road.”
The funding is provided by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) through the Safer Roads Infrastructure Program and is part of a $55 million state-wide investment.