Notorious intersections to receive safety upgrades

Victorian Government to spend $2 million on safety improvements to three dangerous intersections in Melbourne

June 2, 2011

Work is set to begin on three of Melbourne’s most notorious intersections after a study found they had a trend of road safety problems.

Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder says says $2 million will be spent on safety improvements to Spotswood’s Melbourne Road and The Avenue intersection and the Francis Street and Millers Road intersection in Brooklyn.

"Investigations found that these intersections had a trend of collisions involving vehicles running through red lights and selecting incorrect gaps when turning right," Mulder says.

"There were also a number of crashes which involved vehicles skidding on the pavement before crashing."

Mulder says the upgrades will improve safety for all motorists using the intersection.

VicRoads will enforce lane closures and speed reductions at the locations during the upgrades.

Works have started on Francis Street and will take six weeks to complete.

Upgrades to the other intersections will start next week and on June 17, and will take a year to finish.

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