More than $16 million has been allocated towards upgrading four major Traralgon intersections to improve safety in Latrobe City.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the funding had been announced as part of the 2021-22 Budget.
“This funding will add to the Federal Government money already provided to improve road safety across Latrobe City,” Mr Chester said.
“Each year we see too many lives lost on regional roads and these upgrades will help to bring down our road fatalities and serious injuries.
“Upgrading intersections is an important part of reducing road trauma.
“It’s a sad fact that a disproportionate number of people are killed on regional roads and for many years I have campaigned for projects that improve road safety across Gippsland.
“Providing this money means we can keep local roads maintained over time and ensure they are safe and useable.”
The safety upgrades include:
- Princes Highway and Bank Street intersection upgrade, Traralgon
- Princes Highway and Breed Street intersection upgrade, Traralgon
- Princes Highway and Grey Street intersection upgrade, Traralgon
- Princes Highway and Kosciuszko Street intersection upgrade, Traralgon
As part of the Budget, Latrobe City also received $3.4 million under Phase three of the Locals Road and Community Infrastructure Program and a further $911,449 through the Roads to Recovery Program to maintain and upgrade local roads.
This funding is part of several road safety improvements for Latrobe City including $800,000 to improve the intersection of Tyers Road, Scrubby Lane and Cross’s Road in Traralgon.
As well as $2.4 million to complete the Traralgon-Maffra Road and Moe-Glengarry Road intersections.
A further $202.6 million has been committed to complete the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.