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Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he’s keen to secure Federal Government funding to upgrade a notorious intersection on the Princes Highway in Sale.

The intersection of Dawson Street, Maffra Road and the Princes Highway is poorly designed and needs urgent work, according to Mr Chester.

“The previous Federal Government provided $300 million for highway upgrades and I know there’s some unspent funds in that program,” Mr Chester said.

“The State Government owns the road and I approached the Minister responsible to request Regional Roads Victoria investigate the concerns of local residents.

“They have agreed to an independent safety review, and to investigate options for upgrading this intersection for consideration in a funding program.”

Mr Chester urged the bureaucrats to move quickly in the interests of road safety.

“It’s a notoriously difficult intersection to navigate and encourages risk taking behaviour as motorists become impatient with long delays,” he said.

“We need to get a new intersection designed and access the Federal Government’s funding program as soon as possible.”

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