Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has stepped in to help the Strathmerton community appeal for traffic speed reductions through the town during school hours.
Ms Sheed called on Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan to clarify what action is being taken to address the safety concerns of the Strathmerton community along the Murray Valley Hwy.
Ms Sheed said talks between community members and local authorities appeared to have stalled.
The Strathmerton Community Steering Committee had written to VicRoads to request an extension of the school zone speed limit hours.
Ms Sheed said children have to cross the highway with vehicles travelling at 80km/h.
She said VicRoads’ traffic monitoring showed the busy Murray Valley Hwy was often frequented by large trucks servicing local agricultural industries.
‘‘There is also concern about the safety of other community members simply wishing to cross the highways to go about their day-to-day business,’’’ Ms Sheed said.
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