A dangerous intersection just outside of Glengarry will be redesigned with a roundabout to improve road user safety.
The Federal Government is committing $3 million to replace the T-intersection at the Traralgon-Maffra Road and Glengarry West Road with a roundabout.
This is the second of two recent road safety announcements for the Latrobe City with $800,000 announced to improve the intersection of Tyers Road, Scrubby Lane and Cross’s Road in Traralgon.
Gippsland MP Darren Chester said the funding would add to Federal Government money already provided to improve road safety in Latrobe City.
“Each year we lose too many people on our regional roads and these safety upgrades will help to bring our road fatalities down,” Mr Chester said.
“Upgrading intersections and improving infrastructure is an important part of reducing road trauma.
“I have campaigned for improved road safety throughout Gippsland for many years and these types of projects will ensure safer roads for locals and visitors throughout our region.”
Work on the intersection is expected to begin in May next year and be completed by June 2022.
The funding for the Traralgon-Maffra Road and Glengarry West Road intersection was allocated through the $97 million Targeted Road Safety Works initiative for Victoria.
The initiative provides funding for road safety upgrades in regional areas, including improvements at high-speed, high risk intersections and new safety measure around schools.
In June, Mr Chester announced $202.6 million to complete the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.
In May, Mr Chester said Latrobe City will receive an extra $1.7 million to spend on roads and infrastructure improvements under the Federal Government’s $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program.
And late last year, Mr Chester revealed Latrobe City Council would receive an additional $1.7 million under the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program to improve road safety. This means Latrobe will now receive just over $10 million under this program until the 2023-24 financial year.