Tuesday, 29th May 2017

Gippsland drivers will be able to get home sooner and safer, when two new roundabouts are completed this week.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $6 million to upgrade the intersection of Traralgon West Road, Maryvale Road, and Old Melbourne Road and the intersection of Hyland Highway and Loy Yang-Morwell Road.

The new roundabout will make it safer for workers travelling to the nearby Australian Paper Mill and Gippsland Water Factory and for locals travelling between Traralgon and Morwell.

The second roundabout at Hyland Highway and Loy Yang-Morwell Road has replaced the old T-intersection, improving safety for drivers.

This intersection is a busy transport link gateway to the Loy Yang power stations and to the townships of Traralgon, Traralgon South, Gormandale, Yarram and Morwell.

Work at both roundabouts has included new pavements, signage and street lighting.

The upgrades are part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP), which is funded by the Transport Accident Commission, with works delivered by VicRoads.

SSRIP is an important part of the Labor Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

These major intersection upgrades will make it safer and easier for people travelling to Traralgon and Morwell and to the Latrobe Valley’s major industrial sites.”

“Safety is our number one priority. That’s why we’re replacing these potential dangerous intersections with new roundabouts to help people get home sooner and safer.”