Glasscocks Road

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) —(Question 6644)  My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and concerns Glasscocks Road in Narre Warren South, a road that I am regularly contacted about by concerned local residents. I ask the minister to provide information on any plans to extend Glasscocks Road on either side of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road.

Glasscocks Road is currently broken up into two sections between Frankston-Dandenong Road, Western Port Highway, South Gippsland Highway, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Clyde Road. Unfortunately these roads do not all connect, with Glasscocks Road ending abruptly on either side of the South Gippsland Highway and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road. This often forces local motorists onto surrounding residential streets or the heavily congested Thompsons Road.

The future upgrade of Thompsons Road will ease some of the congestion. However, an extended Glasscocks Road would provide an alternate east–west route for local residents, ensuring that they spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with their families.