Two of the most notorious and dangerous intersections on the Mornington Peninsula have received a welcome boost, with stage one Federal funding delivered for upgrades at Forest Drive and Uralla Road in Mount Martha.
To date, $990,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for development works at these intersections, with detailed planning currently underway.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the federal funding means the Victorian Government can get on with the job of delivering these important and much needed upgrades.
“As locals in Mount Martha know, the intersections of Forest Drive and Uralla Road with the Nepean Highway can be incredibly perilous for motorists,” Minister Hunt said. “In recent years we have seen significant crashes at these intersections, including, tragically, one fatality.”
“In 2016, I was able to secure funding for short term upgrades and for nearly four years, the local community has waited for the State Labor Government to step up to the plate. For four years we have seen close shaves and crashes at these intersections and the local community deserve better.
“The Coalition Government committed $10 million to improve these intersections and I am pleased the Victorian Government is now getting on with the job of planning for these important upgrades.”