SAFETY UPGRADE FOR BUSY WHITTLESEA INTERSECTION

The Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver major road safety upgrades across the northern suburbs, upgrading one of Whittlesea’s busiest intersections.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced the start of works on a $2.9 million upgrade to the intersection of Plenty Road and Wallan Road.

Traffic lights will be installed to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.

The improved intersection will also feature pedestrian operated crossings, better street lighting, a dedicated bike lane from Plenty Road to Macmeikan Street and extended footpaths.

Raised platforms will slow drivers on all approaches to the intersection making it safer and reducing the risk of crashes.

Plenty Road is an important north to south link, connecting (Greensborough) Preston to the south and Whittlesea to the north.

The Plenty Road, Wallan Road, Macmeikan Street and Laurel Street intersection is close to Whittlesea Primary School, residents and local shops and currently operates with give way signs instead of traffic signals.

The upgrades will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow through the intersection and make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

Almost 10,000 drivers pass through this intersection every day and it’s been the scene of six recorded crashes since 2014.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“These improvements will make this busy intersection safer for the thousands of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who rely on it every day.”

“We know how frustrating it is to be stuck in traffic – that’s why we’re investing in projects like the Yan Yean Road upgrade, Plenty Road upgrade and at this important intersection to improve traffic flow and keep people safe.”

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