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Support for Ravenswood Intersection Upgrade

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Member for Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, has congratulated the Calder Highway Improvement Committee, which comprises 9 Councils covering the length of the highway, on identifying the Calder Alternative Highway intersection at Ravenswood as its highest priority for urgent development works.

“This is an intersection which has a proven record of accidents and near misses with another fatal accident last year,” Mr Walsh said.

“The issue was again raised in Parliament last year when the Minister for Roads, Tim Pallas, was asked to request VicRoads to carry out a review of the intersection.

“Unfortunately, that request has obviously fallen on deaf ears as there has been no response from the Minister.

“Traffic at the intersection continues to grow with more and more large, commercial vehicles accessing the Calder Highway at what is clearly a dangerous and unsuitable road junction.

“I urge the Calder Highway Improvement Committee to maintain the pressure on the Minister and VicRoads as I will be in Parliament,” Mr Walsh said.

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