Manningham Council has welcomed the funding commitment for an upgrade of 5 Ways intersection in Warrandyte made by Keith Wolahan, Liberal candidate for Menzies.
5 Ways is the local name for the intersection of Ringwood-Warrandyte Road, Croydon Road, Husseys Lane and Brumbys Road in Warrandyte South.
Mr Wolahan has announced that a Federal Liberal Government will commit up to $10 million to address serious safety issues and congestion at the intersection.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert said that she was delighted that the upgrade of 5 Ways intersection is being given careful consideration for prioritisation as it is a key advocacy priority for Council.
“5 Ways intersection is where two State controlled arterial roads meet with two local roads and is managed by the Department of Transport (DoT). We have been advocating to the DoT on behalf of our community to have safety concerns at the intersection urgently addressed and have been encouraged by their response to date.”
“We now need State funding to match this funding commitment and to prioritise this project so we can make the area safer for everyone.”
“While the funding commitment is not a guarantee of the project proceeding, it is definitely a huge step in the right direction and Council are seeking support from all Menzies candidates. The Manningham community should be proud to see that their feedback has resulted in this issue being highlighted. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of the residents who provided details of their experiences to Your Say Manningham.”
5 Ways has been the site of several vehicle crashes and incidents, including serious accidents over the past five years. The local community has recently provided over two hundred comments about their safety concerns.
Manningham Council is also planning works on Jumping Creek Road to improve the road conditions and address road safety issues in Warrandyte South and Wonga Park.
You can read more about what the community has to say about safety issues at 5 Ways intersection on the Your Say page.