Narre Warren South Electorate

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — (Question 7595) My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and concerns Evans Road. I ask: when will Evans Road be reopened to traffic? It has been 11 long years since the road was closed, and now, thanks to the Andrews Labor government, it will be reopened. As part of the $40 million duplication of Hallam Road, the notorious intersection of South Gippsland Highway, Hallam Road and Evans Road will be upgraded. This vital project will not only reconnect Lyndhurst and Lynbrook but provide local residents with a much-needed north–south travel option. Many local residents have told me of their frustration when using this intersection and their concerns about the regular crashes that further increase congestion. This congestion often spills over into other surrounding estates as motorists are forced into rat-running through residential streets to avoid the intersection. This project will address their concerns and ensure our local roads are able to meet the needs of our ever-growing community.

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