Jul 27, 2009

More level crossing upgrades completed in Victoria

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:

 Location  Upgrade Description
 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.