Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed was pleased to receive a prompt response from the Roads and Road Safety Minister Ben Carroll regarding a concern she raised in parliament about a dangerous Strathmerton intersection.
Ms Sheed had been contacted by constituents about the dangerous corner of Stokes Road and the Murray Valley Highway, whish was the site of a fatal collision in February this year.
Mr Carroll responded to Ms Sheed’s concern this week by saying he had requested for the Department of Transport to work with Moira Shire to explore options to further improve safety at this location.
Ms Sheed said she was grateful that the minister had taken the concerns around this intersection seriously and initiated steps to improve its safety.
“I am glad to see that safety improvement discussions are underway and I will be watching with interest to see what solutions come from these talks,” Ms Sheed said.
In parliament last month, Ms Sheed told Mr Carroll that a rise on Labuan Road was a short distance from the give way sign and the Murray Valley Highway, which made it difficult for motorists to see the intersection and it had a give way sign instead of a stop sign.
She asked the minister to assess the intersection with a view to installing stop signs and rumble strips, and to take necessary steps to make the crossing safe, as a matter of urgency.
In his response, Mr Carroll advised an investigation of the intersection had noted some visibility issues.
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