REMOVING NOTORIOUS BOTTLENECKS ON SOUTH ROAD

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will fix South Road in Moorabbin to get drivers in the south east where they need to go sooner and safer.

Local drivers know how frustrating it is to get stuck behind banked up turning traffic on South Road, so Labor will build more turning lanes, new traffic lights and better pedestrian crossings to keep the traffic flowing.

The $30 million investment will deliver faster travel times, shorter queues and less time stuck at red lights for drivers on the notorious local arterial, making it easier to get to and from the new Mordialloc Freeway.

The congestion busting package of upgrades will include an additional right turn lane for drivers turning from South Road onto the Nepean Highway city-bound, to cut queues and get more cars through on every green light.

The East Boundary Road intersection will be upgraded, with an extra right turn lane for cars coming from the east and better left turn slip lanes.

New traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing will be installed at the Bignell Road intersection and the ‘dog leg’ intersection of South Road, Taylor Street and Jasper Road will be improved to make it easier for drivers.

Footpaths and bike lanes will be upgraded and a new bike path will be built along the Nepean Highway from Patterson Road to Katoomba Street, separating cyclists from drivers.

The upgrade will also make it safer and easier for kids and parents to get to and from Tucker Road Primary School, with a safer pedestrian crossing to be installed nearby.

VicRoads will also assess the feasibility of installing traffic lights at the intersection of Tucker and South roads.

As work continues on the Labor Government’s new Mordialloc Freeway, Labor will also invest in planning for major improvements to the local road network, with a focus on Governor Road.

Only Labor will deliver the big improvements that matter to local families, meaning less time stuck in traffic on South Road.

This stands in contrast to the Liberals, who plan to send one million new residents into Melbourne’s outer suburbs by fast-tracking 290,000 new housing lots – lining the pockets of developers and leaving locals stuck in traffic.

Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“Whether it’s building the new Mordialloc Freeway, removing level crossings, duplicating Lathams Road or fixing South Road – only Labor will deliver the road upgrades that drivers in the south east need.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“Everyone that relies on South Road knows how congested it can be – that’s why a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will invest in this important upgrade to get locals out of traffic and home to their families.”

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