Road safety upgrade for Grange Road in Carnegie (18.3.2014)

Written on the 19 March 2014

 

A history of crashes at a Carnegie intersection is being addressed with work underway on improving the safety of the road.

Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Georgie Crozier, said Grange Road and Glen Huntly Road in Carnegie had a significant crash history, with nine casualty crashes, including three resulting in serious injury, during the five years to December 2012.

“Grange Road carries more than 16,000 vehicles each day and it can be difficult to see the traffic signals when approaching the intersection from the north,” she said.

“Installing a traffic signal mast arm, which sits above the road, on the north approach of Grange Road, will improve visibility of the traffic signals and provide additional warning to motorists that they are approaching an intersection and to slow down."

Ms Crozier said these measures are expected to reduce the likelihood of cross-traffic crashes at the site.

The project is being funded by the Safer Road Infrastructure Program (SRIP), which is aimed at making Victorian roads and roadsides safer by introducing simple safety measures.

Work on this project is expected to be complete by the end of April 2014.

Media contact: Victoria Lane (03) 9555 4101

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