Minister for Roads and Road Safety questioned on Knoxfield Intersection

Mr Wells (Rowville)

My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Minister. What plans do VicRoads have to upgrade the intersection of Henderson Road and Ferntree Gully Road in Knoxfield? I raised the problems with Henderson Road in Parliament in 2015. This is just one more example of how Labor’s appalling failure to invest in local roads is making life difficult for drivers in Knox. Commercial trucks and residential cars sit waiting through many light sequences to turn right into Henderson Road. These queues of traffic then block through traffic on Ferntree Gully Road, leaving traffic at a standstill. All of this could be easily fixed by lengthening the turning lane and upgrading the turning arrow signals. Traffic studies have shown traffic through this intersection will double once the commonwealth-funded Henderson Road bridge is constructed. Knox drivers have waited long enough.