New traffic lights will improve safety and give locals greater accessibility at the Princes Highway and Robinson Street intersection in Dandenong.

Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today announced the works that will fully signalise the intersection and include a fully controlled right turn into Robinson Street from the Princes Highway, as well as signalised pedestrian crossings across Robinson Street and the Princes Highway.

The intersection has a poor safety record, with 12 recorded crashes, including four serious injury crashes in the five year period ending 31 December 2015.

Over 35,000 vehicles travel through the intersection daily, making it one of the busiest in the region.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.7 million from the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative and the City of Greater Dandenong has funded an additional $500,000 to complete the upgrade.

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“We know this intersection is dangerous – that’s why we’re getting on with these important works to fix it.”

“By adding new traffic lights and pedestrian crossings to this notorious intersection, we’ll reduce congestion on our roads and make them safer for local residents.”