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Hampton Park will be home to Victoria’s newest roundabout as works begin to upgrade the intersection of Pound Road and Shrives Road.
Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan and Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley attended the site on Friday 1 September to officially announce the beginning of the $7.5 million project.
The current give way signs at the intersection will be replaced with a two-lane roundabout and new walking paths, guard rails and street lighting will also be installed.
Between 2008 and 2016, there were 27 recorded crashes at the intersection, with nine people suffering serious injuries as a result.
With Pound Road carrying more than 30,000 vehicles a day and drivers risking their lives at the intersection, the new roundabout is expected to improve traffic flow and safety.
Mr Donnellan said the roundabout had been a long time coming.
“The community has remained patient while we’ve worked through the land acquisition and planning processes and it’s great to see construction starting,” he said.
“This vital upgrade will improve traffic flow for the more than 30,000 people that use Pound Road every day.”
Ms Graley said the new intersection will be a boon for local road users.
“We’ve listened to locals every step of the way, and now we’re getting on with this important safety upgrade,” she said.
“Locals know how hard it can be to get through this intersection during peak times; the new roundabout will make it safer and easier for people to get to where they need to be.”
The project will be complete by mid-2018 and drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to take extra care with reduced speed limits in place and road workers on site.

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