A Point Cook intersection where drivers are “playing Russian roulette with their lives” has been ignored by the major political parties in the lead-up to the state election.
Wyndham council has expressed its fury that there has been no commitment from either the state government or opposition to upgrade the intersection at Sneydes Road and Point Cook Road, despite significant lobbying in recent years. The council’s safer communities portfolio holder Kim McAliney said traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing were sorely needed at the T-intersection, with drivers struggling to turn right onto Point Cook Road from Sneydes Road due to the sheer amount of traffic.
Cr McAliney said the intersection was the scene of a number of accidents.
“Thousands of vehicles are using this intersection every single day, yet there are still no traffic lights in place,” she said.
“Residents are playing Russian roulette with their lives on a daily basis just to get through the intersection, which is simply not acceptable.
“This is a fatality waiting to happen.”
Mayor Peter Maynard added: “The Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection needs traffic lights to improve its safety, and it needs them now.
“Council is ready and willing to partner with the state government to fix this intersection.
“We know that residents are fed up with this situation and we hope that the major parties will address it as a matter of urgency.”
Star Weekly asked both Labor and the Liberals if they would commit to upgrading the intersection if elected. Neither party responded by deadline.