Notorious intersection of Pound and Shrives Roads to be upgraded

The notoriously dangerous intersection of Pound and Shrives Road in Hampton Park is set to receive a $5.2 million upgrade.

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley was today joined by local residents to announce the long awaited upgrade.

As part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program the intersection will be converted into a two lane roundabout to improve safety.

Planning is now underway for the project which will include service relocations, new guard fencing, bus stop relocations, tree removal and new street lighting. The project is expected to be completed by June 2017.

Ms Graley thanked the local community for speaking up and joining her campaign to have this dangerous intersection upgraded.

“The local community has been crying out for action at this dangerous intersection for years, yet the previous Liberal Government refused to lift a finger, refused to even acknowledge there was a problem,”

“Unlike the previous government we’re committed to ending the neglect and will get on with the job of making our roads safer,”

“Thank you to everyone who jumped aboard our campaign for safety improvements at this intersection, it’s through your efforts that we have secured this much needed upgrade.”

Hampton Park resident Kylie Christmas said that she was thrilled that action was finally being taken to improve safety at this intersection.

“This will make a huge difference for local residents who are honestly just stick and tired of being stuck in traffic at this congested and unsafe intersection,”

“I’m so glad that Judith and the Andrews Labor Government have listened to our concerns and will get on with the job of fixing the intersection.”