Drivers in Melbourne’s south east can look forward to a faster trip through one of Braeside’s busiest intersections, with work underway on the intersection of Springvale Road and Governor Road.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula has announced the start of works on a $1.45 million upgrade, which aims to reduce delays at the intersection during the evening peak.

Double right turn lanes will be installed on both the Springvale Road approach and the Governor Road approach, allowing more vehicles to turn through each green light cycle.

The existing turn lane on Governor Road will be extended from 60 to 80 metres, helping to prevent traffic building up while waiting to turn.

The new-look intersection will not only relieve congestion and speed up travel times, but will reduce the risk of right turn crashes.

There have been 10 casualty crashes at this intersection over the past five years, four of which have resulted in serious injuries.

Construction on this upgrade is underway and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

Quotes attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula

“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the southeast and work is now underway to reduce delays at this busy intersection, especially during the evening peak.”

“This intersection upgrade will help to make the community safer, cut congestion and help people get home to their families sooner.”

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