Intersection improvements in Glen Iris will significantly improve safety for drivers entering the Monash Freeway, Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien announced today.
The $101,000 project, funded as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Safer Road Infrastructure Program, will see a fully controlled right turn traffic signal operate during off-peak hours at the intersection of High Street and the Monash Freeway entry ramp at Glen Iris.
“Too often we have been seeing drivers turning right onto the Monash Freeway failing to select appropriate gaps in the oncoming traffic, and as a result, we are seeing crashes,” Mr O’Brien said.
“In the five years to December 2013, there have been eleven crashes at this site, with five of them resulting in serious injury.
“This project is an example of how the Safer Road Infrastructure Program is using small changes to make big safety improvements.
“The Napthine Coalition Government has committed $1 billion to the Safer Road Infrastructure Program over the next decade to reduce deaths and serious injuries on Victorian roads, with 95 projects delivered in 2013.
“This important and targeted program is helping us build on the road safety gains of recent years, which have led to successive, record low death tolls, while continuing our focus on reducing serious injuries.”
Work on the project is due to start later this year.