The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its election commitment to make one of the busiest intersections on the South Gippsland Highway safer, with the installation of flashing safety signs now complete.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced works were complete at the intersection, which has had 26 collisions and a double fatality between 2008 and 2018.
Two flashing signs have been installed at the southern approach to the intersection as part of the $200,000 investment to boost safety.
The current static signs on the north approach have also been upgraded as part of the works which will increase driver awareness of the approaching intersection.
The electronic flashing signs will activate as motorists approach an amber light at the traffic lights at South Gippsland Highway and Lynbrook Boulevard intersection, giving drivers advanced warning and more time to safely slow down.
Other safety improvements have been made at this intersection in recent years, including red light and speed cameras, upgrading traffic signal lanterns to LED technology and static “Prepare to Stop” warning signs in both directions.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford
“I want to thank the local Lynbrook community for their advocacy and for helping us get this done.”
“Whether you’re heading to work, school or the local shops, we’re improving safety for your daily drive.”
Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas
“This vital intersection has had an unfortunate crash history, and these upgrades will go a long way to keeping anyone heading to the nearby shops or retirement village safe.”
Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards
“With these upgrades, we’re making sure the thousands of people that drive and walk through this intersection every day have a safer journey.”