Alexandra locals are encouraged to get a local community session and have their say on how to make a confusing intersection in town safer and easier to navigate.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the community had raised concerns over Grant and Downey Streets in Alexandra, following several near misses.

This intersection is a key connection between the Maroondah and Goulburn Valley Highways, with VicRoads and the Murrindindi Shire Council looking at ways to improve safety.

Some solutions proposed include removing turning lines from the intersection, installing painted islands and replacing the existing Give Way signs with Stop signs.

Future safety improvements to this intersection and other areas of Alexandra are also being considered.

“These proposed improvements may help prevent potential accidents from occurring at this intersection in the future and that is why it is important that locals have their say,” Ms Symes said.

“We want the people who use these roads every day to have their say about the proposed changes.”

Information is also on display at the Alexandra Library, 49 Grant Street, Alexandra.

Alexandra Intersection Community Information Session

Date: Wednesday 21 March

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Alexandra RSL, 44 Grant Street, Alexandra