McLeish secures signage improvements on Maroondah Hwy, Yarck to Alexandra
The Alexandra exit on the Maroondah Highway in Yarck is set for a signage update, with State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish securing improved visibility for motorists.
Ms McLeish said, “Despite a myriad of serious road issues across the region being ignored by the Andrews Labor Government, this small win for improvement has been made.”
Ms McLeish raised the matter with the Minister for Roads after locals reported difficulty seeing the exit at night and in poor weather conditions.
Ms McLeish contiuned, “The intersection of the Maroondah Highway and Maroondah Link Highway from Yarck heading to Alexandra can be an easy exit for drivers to miss, especially with rainy and foggy weather.”
“Highway signage needs to be clearly visible for drivers to prevent accidents occurring.”
After the Department of Transport (DoT) inspected and reviewed the intersection, it was advised that steps would be taken to improve the existing signage to better assist motorists by enhancing directional signage, visibility and understanding.
This point of the Maroondah Highway is frequently used by snow traffic heading to and from Mt Buller as well as those commuting to Mansfield. It commonly carries trucks, motorbikes and cars towing boats, caravans, and horse floats. It is essential that directional signage is clear and precise.
Ms McLeish continues, “Our country highways can be dangerous for drivers at the best of times. Having easy to understand signage is one less concern for motorists.”
“Motorists already have enough on their plate while they’re dodging potholes, avoiding eroded surfaces and counting the ‘rough surface ahead’ signs on the Maroondah Highway and nearby Melba Highway,” Ms McLeish concludes.