Safety upgrade needed for Wellington Road Rowville

EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

CONSTITUENCY QUESTION

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 482) The constituency matter I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and is on behalf of concerned residents of Rowville and Lysterfield. A number of constituents have recently raised with me the poor state of the road surface on Wellington Road, Rowville, particularly the section of road between the Wellington village shopping centre entrance at the intersection with Braeburn Parade and the Stud Road intersection, a distance of approximately 1.6 kilometres.

This section of Wellington Road, currently a duplicated carriageway with an 80‑kilometre‑per‑hour speed limit, is a major thoroughfare for the many heavy trucks and trailers which daily service the Lysterfield quarries to the nearby east. Many of these trucks travel down Wellington Road to the entrance with EastLink, just west of the Stud Road intersection. Recent rains have seen sections of the top road surface break up, resulting in numerous large potholes, exacerbated by the constant weight of the heavy haulage trucks from the quarries. The action I seek is for an urgent VicRoads upgrade.