Crash-prone route gets $3.8m upgrade


Pakenham's busy intersection in Melbourne is now safer following the completion of major improvement works

February 13, 2011

Pakenham’s busy intersection in Melbourne is now safer following the completion of major improvement works.

The $3.83 million project at the Princes Highway and Cardinia Road intersection includes the installation of new traffic signals, street lighting and additional right turn lanes.

The upgrades are designed to cope with increased traffic volumes in the area, which has been the scene of 10 crashes in the five years ending on June 30, 2011.

"In this popular growth area, traffic conditions have changed with significant population and traffic increases since the opening of the Pakenham Bypass," Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue says.

"The upgrade also included works to connect Grandvue Boulevard to the newly signalised intersection to provide access to Grandvue Estate and the college to the north."





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