SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP TO UPGRADE THOMPSONS ROAD

A Shorten Labor Government will partner with the Victorian Labor Government to upgrade Thompsons Road and get local residents home sooner.

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

TO UPGRADE THOMPSONS ROAD

 

A Shorten Labor Government will partner with the Victorian Labor Government to upgrade Thompsons Road and get local residents home sooner.

The upgrade will:

  • Duplicate high-volume sections of Thompsons Road to six lanes.

  • Build a full grade separation at the Western Port Highway intersection.

  • Upgrade intersections to Dandenong-Frankston Road and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road.

A Shorten Labor Government will contribute $85 million to the partnership, which will improve safety and efficiency on this important road.

Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus, said funding from a Shorten Labor Government would also see further planning for the full six-lane duplication option.

“This is a big commitment and will mean a big improvement for local residents,” said Mr Dreyfus.

“This funding will see the duplication of high-volume sections of Thompsons Road, reducing travel time for local residents.

“The Liberals have failed to invest in local roads at both a State and Federal level. This commitment shows that only Labor will seriously invest in roads and infrastructure.”

 

MONDAY 20 JUNE 2016