INTERSECTION UPGRADES TO KEEP GISBORNE MOVING

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver major upgrades to two of Gisborne’s busiest intersections to get drivers home sooner and safer.

Local drivers know that the intersection at Station Road and Saunders Road can be a nightmare during peak times, as drivers try to get in and out of Gisborne’s town centre.

That’s why Labor will invest $11.7 million to install traffic lights, improving traffic flow, reducing queuing and making the intersection safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered the first stage of the Station Road upgrade, installing two new roundabouts at the Calder Freeway Interchange – but there is more to do.

Labor will also invest $12.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Gisborne-Kilmore Road and Melbourne Road.

This intersection is a major entry point to Gisborne from the growing north-east communities of Riddells Creek, Monegeetta, Romsey and Lancefield.

Locals know how bad visibility is at this intersection, particularly for vehicles turning right onto Melbourne Road, so Labor will make it safer.

The alignment of the road will be moved to improve visibility, with new a left turn slip lane and a right turn lane to be built.

Pedestrian connections and street lighting will also be improved and the road resurfaced with planning and design work to begin, under a re-elected Labor Government.

While Labor is investing in our regional road network, the Liberals have made it clear they want to shut down the new dedicated agency, Regional Roads Victoria, just like they sacked 450 VicRoads staff when last in government.

Quote attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“No one wants to be stuck in traffic when they could be home with their family instead – that’s why we’re going to fix these notorious local bottlenecks.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Only Labor will deliver the road upgrades our community needs. We’re upgrading the intersection of Kilmore Road and Pierce Road – now we’ll get on with making even more of Gisborne’s roads safer for local families.”

“Station Road has a local primary school, early learning centre and aged care facility nearby. Traffic lights will provide a safer crossing for pedestrians.”