Green secures funds for a safer Plenty Road

The Andrews Government is taking action to improve safety on Plenty Road between Cravens Road and Corella Drive after lobbying by Yan Yean MP, Danielle Green.

Ms Green today announced $117,000 had been secured to address a trend of crashes on a 12-kilometre section of Plenty Road, particularly on curves.

“Safety on Plenty 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, advance warning signs ahead of curves and alignment markers on high-risk curves.

“This section of Plenty Road is an important link for local residents and business between Greensborough and Whittlesea with more than 9000 vehicles using the road each day,” Ms Green said.

“Residents have told me of numerous minor accidents and near misses on the road. In fact, over the past five years there were 17 run-off road crashes on Epping-Kilmore Road between Northern Highway and Craigieburn Road, including 11 which occurred on curves,” she said.

““Plenty 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 2016 and be completed by March 2017.