Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Gippsland drivers can now enjoy a safer trip home, following the completion of major upgrades to Traralgon-Maffra Road.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing has announced that work is complete on the $2.5 million upgrade of Traralgon-Maffra Road between Riversdale Road and the MacAllister River and near Rices Lane.

Wire rope barriers have been installed to prevent run-off-road crashes and the centreline has been widened to prevent head-on collisions.

The upgrade has also included sections of road widening and realignment of the Channel Corner intersection to provide drivers with a better range of sight and improved turning opportunities.

The upgrade has also provided better signage along the road to warn people to slow down on bends.

In the past five years, eight people have been involved in crashes on this stretch of road resulting in three people losing their lives and another three being hospitalised with serious injuries.

The project was delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Towards Zero road safety strategy.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

“We know that wire rope barriers save lives – that’s why we’ve invested in this upgrade to make sure everyone gets home safely.”

“We listened to the community and looked at the crash history of this area, now we’ve upgraded this road to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off road crashes.”