Greg Hunt today officially opened the fully refurbished intersection at Bungower and Tyabb-Tooradin Road in Somerville.
“I am delighted that the Federal Government has been able to invest $1.7 million in upgrading this intersection, making it safety for local motorists,” Mr Hunt said.
“Local roads such as Bungower Road provide key links from our homes, schools and workplaces to arterial roads and national highways.
“Upgrades to the Bungower and Tyabb-Tooradin Road intersection will ensure motorists, pedestrians and cyclists enjoy safer trips on our roads.”
The new five way roundabout at the intersection of Bungower Road, Whitney Road and Tyabb-Tooradin Road in Somerville was constructed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and was made possible with $1.7 million federal funding through the Roads to Recovery Programme.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Bev Colomb thanked motorists for their patience during the construction said they could now look forward to safer, more streamlined journeys.
“This road upgrade is great news for residents in Somerville and the surrounding area,” Cr Colomb said.
“It will have an enormous benefit for local residents travelling between work, school, home and leisure activities,” she said.
From 2014-15 to 2018-19 the Federal Government will provide $3.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Programme to be distributed to local councils across the country.
A Federal funding injection in the 2015-16 financial year will see local governments receive an additional $300 million through the programme.
“The Roads to Recovery Programme is helping local councils build the roads of tomorrow by injecting funds where they are most needed,” Mr Hunt said.