Media Release

02 November 2018

Hodgett: Improving school crossing safety in Cranbourne

Friday 2 November 2018

Improving school crossing safety in Cranbourne

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

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will upgrade the intersection on the South Gippsland Highway outside Lighthouse Christian College to improve safety for local school children, pedestrians and remind drivers to slow down around schools and obey the speed limit during school hours.

The $2 million intersection upgrade will include the installation of traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and electronic variable speed signs.

Traffic volumes on the South Gippsland Highway have increased in recent years, substantially increasing the risk for motorists and pedestrians.

These improvements will increase safety and line of sight for pedestrians and road traffic, as well as reducing vehicle and pedestrian conflict.

The upgrade will be conducted in conjuction with VicRoads and will be subject to final design and implementation.

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

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

“The Liberal Nationals are committed to easing the crippling congestion on Melbourne’s roads and getting back in control as our population grows each year.

We are also committed to reducing our road toll and the incidence of injury or death, as a result of unsafe local roads, by making the right investments in our road networks.

Only the Liberal Nationals Government will fix this mess and ensure this intersection is upgraded to help keep pedestrians and road users safe.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Cranbourne, Ann-Marie Hermans:

“There have been too many close calls at this intersection and yet the Andrews Government still hasn’t responded to ongoing safety issues in the Cranbourne community.

I have spoken with many local residents who are deeply concerned about safety at this busy and dangerous intersection.

That’s why I’ve been working with the community and Matthew Guy’s team to fix the design of this area and make it safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.”