David Hodgett MP, Shadow Minister for Roads and Transport, and Nick Wakeling MP, State Member for Ferntree Gully, today announced that the McMahons Road intersection at Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully, would benefit from a significant road safety upgrade under an elected Liberal Nationals Government.
If elected to government in November, a Matthew Guy led government will install traffic lights at the dangerous intersection.
According to local surveys, 90 percent of local residents support the signalisation of the intersection.
Local traffic entering and exiting McMahons Road via Burwood Highway will no longer have to take unnecessary risks.
This announcement builds on the Liberal Nationals commitment to build both a North East Link and an East West Link, as well as removing 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s busiest and most dangerous intersections through grade separations.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure, David Hodgett:
“The Liberal Nationals are committed to easing the crippling congestion on Melbourne’s roads, particularly as our population grows each year.
“We are also committed to reducing our road toll and the incidence of injury or death, as a result of unsafe local roads, by making the right investments in our road networks.”
Comments attributable to State Member for Ferntree Gully, Nick Wakeling:
“Today’s commitment to install traffic lights at the McMahons Road intersection in Ferntree Gully will deliver safer roads for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in our local community.
“I will work closely with the Knox City Council and VicRoads on the design of the intersection upgrades to ensure we get the best outcome for motorists and residents.”