Brimbank,
18
May
2017
|
04:36
Australia/Melbourne

Council calls for end to dangerous congestion on Green Gully Road

Summary

Brimbank City Council is calling on VicRoads to introduce safety measures to improve the dangerous congestion on Green Gully Road in Keilor.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr John Hedditch said Council is advocating for improvements that will reduce congestion on Green Gully Road, and improve access between the road and neighbouring areas.

Council talked to VicRoads

“Council raised these issues recently with VicRoads, after hearing from residents about the problems they face on a daily basis on this road, and we had requested that a number of safety measures be introduced to improve the dangerous congestion on Green Gully Road.

“Council is writing once again to the Regional Director of VicRoads to request an urgent response on this safety matter.”

Green Gully Road, and its intersection with Loddon Avenue, is on the declared arterial road network and under the care and management of VicRoads. This includes funding any intersection upgrades, such as the installation of traffic signals and ‘Keep Clear’ markings.

Council Tables Notice of Motion

A Notice of Motion outlining Council’s concerns with the dangerous congestion on Green Gully Road in Keilor was tabled at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 May.

In moving the motion that was supported unanimously by the Councillors, Cr Virginia Tachos stressed that residents are finding it increasingly difficult to access Green Gully Road and wanted VicRoads to introduce safety measures that would improve access and ease congestion problems.

“Residents in the Loddon Avenue/Patterson Avenue area in Keilor have told Council that there are serious safety issues accessing Green Gully Road during the peak periods, and that they experience safety issues at the intersection of Loddon Avenue and Green Gully Road in particular.

“Traffic along this section of Green Gully Road is congested during the peak times, particularly the morning peak.

“The queuing traffic extends beyond Loddon Avenue and residents are experiencing restricted access to and from Green Gully Road.

Residents ask for Clear Marking

“Residents have asked for the installation of traffic signals or a ‘Keep Clear’ road marking in Green Gully Road at Loddon Avenue.

“Council believes that an intersection treatment, either traffic signals or ‘Keep Clear’ road marking at the intersection of Loddon Avenue and Green Gully Road, is required for safe access at the intersection.

“Council will continue to advocate to VicRoads as the responsible authority, to introduce measures that improve road safety on Green Gully Road,” Cr Tachos said.