Media Release

30 October 2018

Hodgett: Getting back in control of traffic congestion in Croydon

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Getting back in control of traffic congestion in Croydon

Daniel Andrews has lost control of congestion and failed to get ahead of vital road infrastructure to stop our local suburbs choking with traffic.

That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will take action to cut traffic congestion in Croydon.

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $4.6 million on important pedestrian safety and road infrastructure works at the intersection of Maroondah Highway, Yarra Road, and Kent Avenue.

The project will improve the existing pedestrian crossing route across this complex intersection, link footpaths, and improve the road geometry of existing slip-lanes.

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.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and road infrastructure to get people out of traffic and at home with their families.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure, David Hodgett:

“Roads in the outer eastern suburbs have been appallingly neglected by the Andrews Labor Government, with even basic maintenance not being done.

This is what local residents need, strong leadership from the Liberal Nationals to ease traffic congestions so we can get to work, get to school and more importantly spend more time with our loved ones.

Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to get back in control of population growth and ease the congestion squeeze on our suburban roads while Labor wants you stuck in traffic.”