Liberal candidate for Bentleigh, Asher Judah, has called on Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government to urgently reprioritise its South Road roadworks to address safety concerns at the Tucker Road intersection.
Mr Judah said South Road repair works had been underway since December 2017, yet the most degraded section of South Road remains a dangerous hazard to school children and their parents.
“Tomorrow is the first day back for Tucker Road Primary School students but South Road is still filled with potholes, deep cracks and loose asphalt after Labor’s mismanagement of the project,” Mr Judah said.
“Road safety in the Tucker Road school zone should be a top priority for Daniel Andrews. However, according to the VicRoads works schedule, this section of the Road may not be fixed until June. It is an accident waiting to happen.
“South Road in Bentleigh continues to be a forgotten thoroughfare under Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government. His South Road Traffic Study is seven months overdue and the promised community consultation on its findings hasn’t been scheduled.”
The Liberal Party has promised to make South Road congestion a top priority if elected later this year. Mr Judah, together with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, announced a plan to remove traffic lights at two of Bentleigh’s worst congestion hotspots – the intersections at Nepean Highway-South Road and Warrigal Road-South Road.
“Our plan is to eliminate congestion at these two intersections through grade separation,” said Mr Judah.
Once complete, the project will ensure:
- Safer roads for all Victorians;
- Less time stuck in traffic and more time for recreation and with friends and family; and
- Better productivity for tradies, couriers, salespeople and other business such as retailers that rely on transporting goods.
More information about our plan can be found at www.getvictoriamoving.com.au