Traffic lights to ease the safety gap

Today was a super day for Sunbury, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, has said.

Cr Patsikatheodorou made the comment after news that the Victorian Government would install traffic lights at the intersection of Gap Road and Horne Street, in Sunbury.

“Hume City Council has advocated to the Victorian Government about this dangerous roundabout for many years,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“We are excited that the Victorian Government will spend $6.4 million to improve the intersection, because it has witnessed seven casualty crashes in the most recent five year period on record.

“The bottlenecks are dreadful in the morning and afternoon, as people traverse through the roundabout to access Sunbury Road, Riddell Road and the Calder Freeway.

“Things get even worse when the boom gates go down on Station Street, and we’ve witnessed the traffic bank back right through the roundabout.

“Every resident of Sunbury will benefit from today’s announcement, and I can’t wait to see the traffic lights constructed.”

The Victorian Government will build turning lanes which motorists can access from each direction, as well as pedestrian crossings and bicycle lanes.

Works will commence after the Victorian Government has consulted local residents and businesses.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said she appreciated the efforts of everyone who had rallied behind the issue.

“I want to particularly single out Josh Bull, the State Member for Sunbury, who has tirelessly campaigned for a safer intersection,” she said.

“It’s been worth the years of advocacy, because these traffic lights will quicken commute times and ease the frustration that’s been felt by so many families.”

For further information on the road and public transport projects that Hume campaigns in support of, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 30 May 2016

Updated : 5:08 PM, 30 May 2016

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