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25
Oct
2018

Thursday 25 September 2018 Pedestrian crossing and new traffic lights for Tulip Street and Bluff Road intersection

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 an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Tulip Street and Bluff Road in Sandringham by installing traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing.

The local community is deeply concerned by this dangerous intersection, situated in close proximity to the Sandringham Bowls Club, the Sandringham Baseball Club and the Sandringham Hospital.

Currently pedestrians and motorists take unnecessary risks to cross the road and get out into the traffic. This intersection is unsafe and needs to be upgraded before an accident occurs.

This announcement adds to the Liberal Nationals commitment to remove 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s busiest and most dangerous intersections. This includes a commitment to remove traffic lights at the intersection of Nepean Highway, Warrigal Road and Lower Dandenong Road Mentone and grade-separate the road.

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:

“Brad Rowswell has worked together with his local community, including local residents, sporting clubs and traders, and advocated strongly to secure funding to install traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at one of Sandringham’s busiest and most dangerous intersections.

The Liberal Nationals are 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.”

 

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Sandringham, Brad Rowswell:

“The safety of our community will always be my first priority. That’s why a Victorian Liberal Government will install a pedestrian crossing and traffic lights at the intersection of Tulip Street and Bluff Road in Sandringham.

This commitment has the full backing of the local community and has progressed thanks to the strong advocacy of Black Rock residents including Ted and Jan Geyer and Diane McCance. When delivered, this upgrade will ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike.”

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