Green secures funds for a safer Epping-Kilmore Road
The Andrews Government is taking action to boost safety on Epping-Kilmore Road between Craigieburn Road and the Hume Highway, after lobbying by Yan Yean MP, Danielle Green.
Ms Green today announced a $244,000 upgrade to address a trend of crashes along a 37 kilometre section of Epping-Kilmore Road, particularly on curves.
“Safety on Epping-Kilmore Road has been an issue for me and many local residents for some time and I’m really glad the Government has agreed to fund some improvements, Ms Green said.
The safety improvement package includes new and upgraded guideposts on curves, advisory and advance warning signs ahead of curves, alignment markers on high-risk curves and rumble strips to alert drivers if they drift off the road.
“This section of Epping-Kilmore Road provides a major connection between Epping and Wandong and carries approximately 3000 vehicles per day,” Ms Green said.
“Residents have told me of numerous minor accidents and near misses on the road. In fact, over the last five-years, there were 28 crashes on Epping-Kilmore Road between Northern Highway and Craigieburn Road, including 17 which occurred on curves,” she said.
“Epping-Kilmore Road is an important link and we’re making it safer by improving the safety of road curves so we can reduce the risk and likelihood of crashes,” Ms Green said.
The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission and delivered by VicRoads.
It is an important part of the Labor Government’s Towards Zero road safety vision – which is to have a 15 per cent reduction in serious injuries and less than 200 deaths on Victorian roads by 2020.
Works will start in December and be completed by March 2017