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Main Street Crossing – A Question for the Minister

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My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.

I refer particularly to Main Street in Mornington and the southern section between the Nepean Highway corner and the first pedestrian crossing, which is more than 800 metres distant. The section carries a very high volume of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, but there is no means for pedestrians to move from one side of the road to the other.

Centrelink is located at the midpoint, and there is a steady stream of pedestrians dodging between cars in order to attend to the conduct of their business.

Indeed, as members would be aware, many Centrelink clients are older Victorians and consequently not as nimble or able to dodge moving vehicles as is desirable under the circumstances.

So accordingly I ask: will the minister provide the current traffic counts for the southern section of Main Street, together with any details of plans to provide a safe crossing in this section and the planned timing of any proposed works?