Lights for notorious intersection

Kelli Finlayson and Clare Peace at the Orton St and Presidents Ave intersection.

Ocean Grove’s notorious Orton St/Presidents Ave intersection will have traffic lights installed if Labor is re-elected at the state election this month.

Labor will invest $5 million to build traffic lights at the intersection of Orton St and Presidents Ave in Ocean Grove and at Hermsley Rd and Curlewis Rd in Curlewis.

The government ordered a safety audit of the Orton St and Presidents Ave intersection in April, after local motorcyclist rider Tyler Peace was seriously injured in a collision with a car.

Locals have called for some sort of fix at the intersection with traffic lights, a roundabout and a turning lane just some of the suggestions.

Labor will direct Regional Roads Victoria to begin design works on the intersection upgrade in December, if re-elected.

“I have heard what the community has had to say about safety at these intersections, Regional Roads have done a safety audit to get this right, and now a re-elected Andrews Labor government will fix them,” Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville said.

“While others talk about infrastructure, Labor delivers. We’ve fixed the Melaluka Road intersection, work is underway on the Drysdale Bypass and, if re-elected, we’ll get on with these intersection upgrades.”

Traffic lights will be installed to make it easier and safer for Hermsley and Curlewis Roads motorists accessing Portarlington Road.

Locals will get a chance to have their say on the upgrades through the design process.

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