Election Commitment For Black Forest Drive Delivered

Election Commitment For Black Forest Drive Delivered

Victoria Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue

Donna Petrovich Northern Victoria MLC

Restoring Four Lanes Makes Black Forest Drive Safer

Victor P Taffa

On behalf of Minister for Roads Terry Mulder, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue announced today that Black Forest Drive had been restored to four lanes.

Mr. O’Donohue said the Coalition had last year promised to reverse Premier John Brumby’s decision to narrow the road to two lanes, which had made the road more dangerous.

“John Brumby ignored more than 2,000 requests to the Macedon Ranges Council for reinstatement of the road to its original condition.” Mr. O’Donohue said.

 

“I am delighted that the Baillieu Government has met yet another of its election commitments, with this major wins for the local community.”

Mr. O’Donohue said the southern section of Black Forest Drive, between Nursery Road and approximately 1.5 km south of McBean Avenue had been resealed and line markings had been reinstated to four lanes.

“The new seal on the southern section will enhance visibility of the new line marking and avoid confusion with old lines.” Mr. O’Donohue said.

“The wire rope safety barriers will significantly improve safety and protect motorists by reducing the impact of runoff road crashes.”

Edward O'Donohue Parlt. Secretary For Transport

Edward O’Donohue Parlt. Secretary For Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Victoria MP and Woodend resident Donna Petrovich said the result was a credit to the local community who campaigned hard against the dangerous decision of the previous Labor Government.

“I’m pleased the new Government has listened to the local community.” Ms. Petrovich said.

Mr. O’Donohue advised motorists to observe the changed traffic conditions for their own safety and the safety of other road users and thanked motorists for their patience while the important works were carried out.

 

Donna Petrovich Victoria Northern Region MLC

Donna Petrovich Victoria Northern Region MLC