Safer pedestrian crossing signalled for Rowville students

Kim at Napoleon Road School Crossing

  • A re-elected Napthine Government will deliver signalled lights at the pedestrian crossing on Napoleon Road
  • $250,000 investment to benefit motorists and pedestrians, particularly students walking to Park Ridge Primary and Rowville Secondary College
  • The Napthine Government is building a better, safer roads

 Local State Member of Parliament and Liberal Candidate for Rowville Kim Wells today announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will invest $250,000 to install signalled lights at the pedestrian crossing in Napoleon Road, Rowville.

“Park Ridge Primary and Rowville Secondary students will have a safer journey to school, with the Napthine Government ensuring that there is a an accessible crossing on Napoleon Road,” Mr Wells said.

Funding of $250,000 will enable the installation of signalled pedestrian lights on Napoleon Road, south of Anthony Drive.

“I am very pleased the Coalition Government is taking action to improve pedestrian access on Napoleon Road, particularly at a crossing near local schools,” Mr Wells said.

“For students walking to nearby Park Ridge Primary School or Rowville Secondary College, or for local residents catching the bus along Napoleon Road, it is vitally important that there is a safe place to cross Napoleon Road,” Kim Wells said.

“Currently, pedestrians can walk between both Gill Court and Regency Terrace to Napoleon Road, but there is no safe place to cross two lanes of heavy traffic. It is a particularly risky place to cross as pedestrians need to find gaps in traffic travelling in both directions,” Kim Wells said.

Mr Wells said the pedestrian crossing would provide an assurance for drivers that they will know when to stop for people crossing the road and not risk a ‘near-miss’ or an accident.

“Only a re-elected Napthine Government will fund this important local project which will provide a safer environment for pedestrians and motorists on Napoleon Road.”

Mr Wells said the local community was already benefiting from earlier commitments to road safety, with the Napthine Government having completed a $1.35 million upgrade to the Stud and Ferntree Gully Road intersection and a further $415,000 for a new turning lane and safety barriers on Stud Road in early 2014.

 “Community safety is paramount, and the Napthine Government is delivering on our commitment to build a better, safer Victoria.”