More level crossing upgrades completed in Victoria
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Local Government
Leader of the House
Member for Grayndler
July 27 2009
A further nine level crossing upgrades funded in Victoria under the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Package have now been completed.
In just five months boom gates, flashing lights and other safety measures have been installed at 29 high-risk level crossings across Victoria, with work on a further seven projects currently underway.
Last year alone, there were 28 collisions at level crossings in Victoria, nine resulting in fatalities and five involving serious injuries.
This is a practical example of the Government’s economic stimulus money working to improve the safety of our road and rail networks, while supporting local jobs and local businesses during the current global recession.
The recently completed projects are:
|Calder Highway, MARONG||Boom Gates|
|Murray Valley Highway, CASTLE DONNINGTON||Boom Gates|
|Inverleigh – Winchelsea roads, WINCHELSEA||Boom Gates|
|Dimboola – Rainbow roads, DIMBOOLA||Boom Gates|
|Calder Alternative Highway, MARONG||Boom Gates|
|Bundalaguah Road (Montgomery Road), MONTGOMERY||Boom Gates|
|Hamilton Highway, DUVERNEY||Boom Gates|
|Friends Road, ROSEDALE||Flashing Lights|
|Seymour Street, TERANG||Flashing Lights|
Our $150 million Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program will see boom gates and other safety measures installed at 292 high risk level crossings around the country.