Upgrade needed at fatal intersection
21 February 2020
Tooborac residents are calling on the Andrews Government to upgrade a local intersection following a fatal collision last month.
Local MP and The Nationals deputy leader Steph Ryan has written to the Roads Minister about the intersection after members of the Tooborac CFA attended a three-car collision at the intersection of Seymour-Tooborac Rd and the Northern Hwy, last month.
“Following last month’s tragic accident, I have been contacted by a number of local residents, including by members of the Tooborac CFA who are pushing for long-term safety improvements at the intersection,” Ms Ryan said.
“The intersection has become a notorious blackspot for motorists attempting to turn off the Northern Hwy into Majors Line Rd.
“One solution suggested by the community is for VicRoads to add a turning lane on the Northern Hwy into Majors Line Rd to reduce the risk of future collisions.”
Ms Ryan added that she had previously raised concerns about the intersection with the Minister in June last year, following a fire at Easter which left an increased amount of timber on the roadside.
“I previously raised the safety of this intersection with the Minister last, asking her to investigate its safety and urging VicRoads to attend to fallen timber on the roadside of Majors Line Rd.
“In her response, the Minister advised that Regional Roads Victoria conducted an assessment of the investigation and found that it met the recommended standards.
“Following last month’s fatal collision, I have again written to the Minister to request her urgent investigation into long-term safety improvements at the intersection.
“The local community are devastated by last month’s tragic accident and fear that it’s likely to happen again if immediate action is not taken to address this hazardous intersection.”