Thursday, 03 August, 2017
WANTIRNA PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SET FOR SAFETY UPGRADE
The Andrews Labor Government’s vital safety upgrade of the pedestrian crossing at Mountain Highway and Boronia Road intersection has begun.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Victoria Shaun Leane announced the start of construction on the $280,000 project today, which will make the busy intersection safer for both drivers and pedestrians.
The pedestrian crossing on the northern Boronia Road slip lane entering Mountain Highway will be replaced with traffic lights that will be activated by pedestrians.
When the traffic lights are activated, an electronic warning sign on Boronia Road will give drivers advanced warning of the pedestrian crossing ahead.
The Boronia Road slip lane will also be realigned to slow vehicles down and give drivers better visibility of pedestrians.
Road users should take extra care travelling through the intersection, with reduced speed limits and road workers on site.
The safety upgrades are set to be completed by late 2017.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“This pedestrian crossing is dangerous and has a history of accidents, which is why we’ve stepped in to make these important upgrades.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Victoria Shaun Leane
“We’re working closely with locals, VicRoads, Victoria Police and Knox Council in order to make this pedestrian crossing and the overall intersection much safer and easier to use.
Quotes attributable to Knox City Councillor Jackson Taylor
“This crossing has been an issue for a long time, it’s great to see the State Government has listened to the community and are acting to make this crossing safer “