PEDESTRIAN operated signals will be installed on a Carrum Downs road where a 92-year-old woman was hit and killed last year.
Frankston Council announced last week that it had secured just under $744,000 from the federal government for improvement works at McCormicks Road.
A total of $788,000 towards works on the O’Gradys Road and Frankston-Dandenong Road intersection in Carrum Downs, and $198,000 towards the McClelland Road and Skye Road intersection in Langwarrin was also locked in.
Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said “this is welcome news for commuters travelling along these roads, making the journey for hundreds of people safer and quicker.”
“Council is humbled to announce that the dangerous pedestrian crossing located on McCormicks Road in Carrum Downs, which devastatingly claimed the life of local resident Phyllis Miles in July 2019, will receive the vital safety improvements required thanks to federal government funding.
“Council has worked with local residents and the Department of Transport to implement pedestrian operated signals while replacing the refuge island which will immediately improve safety while lowering vehicle speeds.”