Labor fails to fund “Kamikaze Corner” fix

South Gippsland motorists will have to continue to put up with what they’ve have dubbed “Kamikaze Corner” following the Allan Labor Government’s failure to fund stage 2 of Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Bypass.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said it was a blight on the Allan Labor Government to leave such a dangerous intersection as is.

“The South Gippsland Highway intersection at McCartin, Roughead, Anderson, Long and Hughes Streets is a nightmare to navigate,” Mr O’Brien said.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is continuing calls for Stage 2 of the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Bypass to be funded.

“Finding a solution to this convoluted intersection is the number one concern for many locals and it needs to be addressed as a matter of priority.

“Stage one of the bypass was completed in 2016 – yet eight years on and we still don’t have any money on the table for the completion of this vital project.”

Speaking in Parliament recently, Mr O’Brien again called on the Minister for Roads to heed the calls of locals who signed a petition calling on the Government to fund stage 2 of this crucial project.

“More than 1000 people signed a petition to get this intersection fixed,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Nationals took a commitment to the last election that we would fix this intersection and it’s time Labor followed suit.

“I would like the Minister to explain when this intersection is going to be fixed and when stage 2 of the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Bypass will actually proceed.”

Mr O’Brien said he will continue to advocate on behalf of Leongatha and the wider community to ensure the Allan Labor Government understands the importance of finding a solution to put an end to “Kamikaze Corner”.


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