Media Release

01 August 2018

Guy: Get Victoria Moving: Civic Drive roundabout removal

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Get Victoria Moving: Civic Drive roundabout removal

An elected Liberal National Government, led by Matthew Guy, will remove the Civic Drive intersection in Greensborough as part of the Liberal Nationals congestion busting Intersection Removal Program.

The roundabout at Diamond Creek Road, Greensborough Highway and Civic Drive is one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections and has seen substantial growth in traffic volumes over the past two years.

On a typical weekday in June 2018, 124,083 vehicles passed through this roundabout, in June 2016, 111,890 vehicles used this intersection. This is a 10.9% increase over the past two years, with an additional 12,193 vehicles passing through the intersection on a typical weekday.

In June 2018, more than 2,500 vehicles passed through this roundabout during the 15-minute period from 4.15pm – 4.30pm in the afternoon peak on a typical weekday.

A Liberal Nationals Government will commit between $4.1 billion to $5.3 billion to removing traffic lights and roundabouts through grade separations at 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s most congested intersections on our busiest arterial roads.

At the next election, Victorians will have a clear choice. They can choose a more of the same band-aid approach from Daniel Andrews or they can choose my comprehensive plan to remove bottlenecks at our worst congested intersections.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:

“A government I lead will be committed to get Melbourne traffic moving.

“One thing is certain: if you stick with Daniel Andrews and Vicki Ward, you’ll be stuck in traffic.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Eltham, Nick McGowan:

“Traffic congestion causes delays and frustrations which means we have less time to spend with family and friends.

“I have spoken with hundreds of residents who tell me this is their number 1 concern in their area. Only the Liberals will work with residents and the local community to ease traffic congestion in Greensborough and Apollo Parkways.”