UPGRADES to a dangerous Strathfieldsaye intersection are set to begin more than nine years after residents first raised safety concerns.
VicRoads announced it will begin preliminary works on the intersection of Strathfieldsaye Road, Tannery Lane and Club Court, where traffic lights will be installed along with new kerbs.
The state government pledged $800,000 to the project in the lead-up to the 2014 election, but that figure has since ballooned to $4.5 million.
A roundabout was originally planned for the area but the slope of the intersection made the works difficult. The local community then decided traffic lights would be more appropriate.
The finishing date for the project has also been repeatedly extended. Last year, it was announced the project would be complete by the end of the 2017.
The final funding was confirmed in last year’s state budget.