Friday, 24 June 2016

$364,000 for road safety upgrades in Mooroolbark and Silvan

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will deliver road safety upgrades in the Yarra Ranges community with an investment of $364,000.

Federal Member for Casey, Tony Smith said the funding would be directed toward roads and intersections that had been identified as dangerous by communities and in consultation with VicRoads.

“As part of the Turnbull Liberal Team, I have always been committed to fighting for and delivering funding to improving safety on local roads,” Mr Smith said.

“These particular locations will be recognised by locals as sites where accidents have occurred in the past or through their own near misses.

“I look forward to seeing these upgrades carried out and will also be fighting for additional funding to support further upgrades for our local roads.”

Mr Smith said he was committed to improving regional roads that had a history of crashes causing death or serious injury.

“The Turnbull Liberal Team has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety and infrastructure across the country,” Mr Smith said.

“We have also provided record funding for the Roads to Recovery Programme to support local councils to upgrade and maintain the local road network.”

The road safety projects to be carried out are:

- 3km section of Parker Road between Monbulk-Seville Road and Monbulk Road at Silvan - $312,000 to seal shoulder and install tactile edge line, remove vegetation and relocate power pole.

- Intersection of Pembroke Road and Cardigan Road at Mooroolbark - $52,000 to upgrade the roundabout central island to improve deflection and slow traffic.

Mr Smith said on top of today’s announcement the Turnbull Liberal Team was also providing $15.42 million to Yarra Ranges Council between 2014-15 and 2018-19 to support the maintenance and upgrading of local roads.

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