Liberal candidate for Isaacs, Garry Spencer, has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Liberal Government will deliver road safety upgrades with an investment of $1.15 million to improve safety throughout Mentone, Mordialloc, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.
“I have long-been committed to fighting for, and delivering funding to improve safety on local roads,” Mr Spencer said.
“These particular locations will be recognised by locals as sites where accidents have occurred in the past or through their own near misses,” Mr Spencer said.
The road safety projects to be carried out in Isaacs are:
- Upgrade of Station Street from Nepean Highway at Mordialloc to Mascot Avenue at Bonbeach: $979,000 to install traffic signals at Laura Street, painted bike lanes and bicycle storage at signalised intersections and kerb outstands at locations where sightline is poor and improve bike lane connectivity;
- Intersection improvement of Swanston Street and Patty Street at Mentone: $179,000 to install a roundabout, linemarking, signage and kerb outstands.
Garry said the funding would be directed toward roads and intersections that had been identified as dangerous.
“The Turnbull Liberal Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014 15 to 2018-19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety and infrastructure across the country,” Mr Spencer said.
“We have also provided record funding for the Roads to Recovery Programme to support local councils to upgrade and maintain the local road network.”
“I look forward to seeing these upgrades carried out and will also be fighting for additional funding to support further upgrades for our local roads,” Mr Spencer said.