WORK COMPLETE ON DANDENONG SAFETY UPGRADE
One of Dandenong’s busiest intersections has received a significant safety boost with work now complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s $2.2 million upgrade of the Princes Highway and Robinson Street intersection.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today welcomed the completion of works at the notorious intersection.
New traffic lights and improved line markings will reduce congestion and make the intersection safer and easier for drivers to use.
Pedestrians will now cross at pedestrian lights across both Princes Highway and Robinson Street.
The upgrade will also encourage traffic to bypass Lonsdale Street and cut vehicle volumes on this route.
The intersection has seen 12 casualty crashes between 2010-2015. Four of these crashes involved serious injury.
The Labor Government has invested $1.7 million with further contribution $500,000 from the City of Greater Dandenong to make this intersection safer for the 35,000 drivers who use this stretch of the Princes Highway each day.
Signals at the upgraded intersection were switched on late last year.
These upgrade works are part of a package of works to boost safety for motorists and pedestrians across the growing south-eastern suburbs.