Minister for Roads questioned on Ferntree Gully Road 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 Ferntree Gully Road and Janine Street in Scoresby with a signalised turning arrow? Janine Street currently has a dedicated lane for vehicles turning left and another lane for vehicles turning right and going straight ahead. Drivers turning right from Lynton Place in Scoresby Village navigate this turn against a steady queue of oncoming traffic — some cars turning right, others coming straight through the intersection. Right-turning vehicles are often left stranded while they wait for pedestrians to cross all eight lanes of Ferntree Gully Road and block the entire intersection. Minister, local Scoresby Village traders are concerned at how dangerous and confusing this intersection has become. Exit traffic from the new supermarket which exits onto Janine Street makes fixing this intersection an even greater priority.