The notorious intersection of Jetty Road and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway will receive a much needed funding boost to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, thanks to the Morrison Government.
As part of major infrastructure upgrade works in the 2019/20 Budget, the Liberal National Government will invest:
- $5 million for immediate roundabout metering and pedestrian operated signal upgrades to improve pedestrian accessibility
- $5 million to install noise reduction barriers on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway
- $60 million in Federal Government funds to construct a full freeway overpass at Jetty Road.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would provide the local community with a long term solution to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
“When you talk to locals on the Peninsula, the intersection of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road is one of the major issues facing the community.”
“Whether its locals travelling to and from work on weekdays or visitors to the Peninsula on the weekend, the intersection of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road has been a traffic nightmare for locals for far too long,” Mr Hunt said.
“This is one of the top issues in our local community and I recently ran a petition in local area, collecting over 500 signatures.”
“Despite countless letters, community petitions and VicRoads agreeing that the intersection needs work, this issue been largely ignored by Mr Shorten’s friends in Spring Street.”
“Even now, their current work on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway has removed the vegetation which created a natural sound barrier, increasing sound levels above VicRoads own thresholds for local communities.
“I am listening to the local community concerns and taking action on these issues, resulting in a $70 million investment by the Liberal National Government to fix Jetty Road and install noise reduction barriers on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Dromana and McCrae residents.
“This funding will provide much needed capital to deliver a positive plan on this issue and I call on the State Labor Government to match these funds for the overpass to provide long term infrastructure improvements for the community.”