A Mount Eliza road and two Mornington Peninsula intersections will be upgraded over the next year after being allocated $2 million under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program. Half the money will be spent in Mount Eliza Way, with the rest going to the intersection of Frankston-Dandenong Rd and O’Gradys Rd in Carrum Downs, and the intersection of McClelland Drive and Skye Rd in Langwarrin.
In Mount Eliza Way west of Nepean Highway, $1,027,000 will be spent on installing wombat (raised) crossings at all pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at two-thirds of the crossings, together with associated work.
At Carrum Downs, $778,000 will be spent on a controlled right turn from Frankston-Dandenong Rd into O’Gradys Rd and extension of the right-turn lane to 120m, as well as installation of ‘give way to pedestrians’ signs and bus priority signals.
The roundabout at the McClelland Drive/Skye Rd intersection at Langwarrin will be modified to reduce speed, with extension of the kerb and construction of a traffic island, footpath and other associated work. The project received $198,000 under the program.
Victorian Liberal Senator David Van said none of these projects would have been delivered without community input, and he encouraged residents and motorists in the region to nominate other projects for future black spot funding here.