The Federal Coalition Government, through the Roads to Recovery Programme, is continuing to upgrade the safety and quality of local roads in Dunkley with the most recent focus, Two Bays Road in Mount Eliza, to be reconstructed in coming months, with $1,825,000 of federal funding.
Mr Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, together with representatives from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, made the announcement today, stressing the importance of ensuring that rural roads meet the needs of all users.
Two Bays Road, from the Humphries Road, Winona Road and Two Bays Road roundabout, will be reconstructed and widened for 1720 metres south of the roundabout to better accommodate both vehicular and cyclist use.
“It’s fantastic seeing this money from the 2017/18 federal budget going towards projects that will deliver necessary safety upgrades and improvements for our community. This project will benefit both Frankston South and Mount Eliza residents,” Mr Crewther said.
Mr Crewther said that it was critical that local roads meet the standard expected by residents and all users are safe whether they drive, ride or walk along Two Bays Road.
“Many residents have contacted me to express their concern about the quality of regional roads and I am committed to identifying those that need additional attention.
“I am thrilled to be able to announce the next step in removing risks to road users and to work with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to maintain our local road network.”
The Two Bays Road project will also include formalising drainage with kerb and channel.
The Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme provides $350 million for projects Australia-wide.
The Roads to Recovery projects are either fully funded by the Australian Government or jointly funded with local councils.