Thursday, 2 June 2016

Maroondah Highway/Dorset Road/Bellara Drive intersection upgrade

The re-elected Turnbull Government will reduce congestion in Croydon with an $8 million investment in the Maroondah Highway/Dorset Road/Bellara Drive intersection.

Dorset Rd has been the site of significant property development over recent years, taking in hundreds of new residences. The road servicing the growth area is single carriage, and must be upgraded to increase capacity.

This road is a major thoroughfare, carrying traffic moving off the Maroondah Highway into Croydon and Bayswater, and vice versa. A single accident or breakdown along this road can bring traffic to a crawl, especially during peak hour.

This grid-locked intersection has been an increasing source of frustration for Croydon residents in recent years with crippling traffic congestion, especially during peak hour.

The upgrade will ease traffic congestion and improve safety for motorists.

This road has been a priority for Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, Tony Smith, Federal Member for Casey, and Kevin Andrews, Federal Member for Menzies.

Tackling congestion and reducing travel times for local residents is important, as it means less time in their cars travelling to and from home, school and work.

The Turnbull Government is investing a total of $7.6 billion in Victorian infrastructure. In addition, the Turnbull Government remains committed to the East West Link and will provide $3 billion to the first Victorian Government willing to build this vital project.

This Victorian investment includes a $1.5 billion infrastructure plan with $500 million towards the Monash Freeway, $350 million for the M80 Ring Road, and $240 million for the Murray Basin Freight Rail, conditional on the Victorian Government matching this funding dollar for dollar.

In addition, the Turnbull Government has committed $857.2 million for Melbourne Metro.

The Turnbull Government is spending a record $50 billion on land transport infrastructure as part of our carefully structured economic plan to provide jobs and growth and a secure future for Australian families.

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