GETTING ON WITH DELIVERING SAFER INTERSECTIONS FOR GISBORNE

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to upgrade two of Gisborne’s busiest intersections, as part of its unprecedented investment in regional roads.

As part of the 2019/20 Victorian Budget, the Labor Government has invested $11.7 million to upgrade the intersection of Saunders and Station roads with new traffic lights, dedicated right turns, slip lanes and improved pedestrian crossing areas.

These works will reduce congestion at this increasingly busy intersection, particularly during the peak hour rush, while boosting safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

This Budget also includes $12.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Melbourne Road and Kilmore Road, which is known for its poor visibility and history of near-misses.

Options being considered include moving the alignment of the road to improve visibility and installing a left turn slip lane and a right turn lane or, installing a roundabout or traffic lights.

Concept designs are still being developed and the community will be able to have their say before a final decision is made.

Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) will be talking to locals in coming months about both intersection upgrades.

This will include sharing the final designs for the intersection of Station and Saunders roads, which will take into account the community’s feedback from an information session last year.

RRV will also be out gathering feedback about the best way to improve the intersection of Melbourne Road and Kilmore Road before it develops preliminary designs.

To keep track of these two projects as they progress, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“We said we’d make these two busy intersections safer and less congested for Gisborne families – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

“Whether you’re cycling home from work, dropping the kids to school or trying to cross the road – everyone will be safer at these busy intersections.”

“We’re delivering what we promised – upgrading two of Gisborne’s worst intersections so locals can get home safer and sooner.”