Located on the Riddoch Highway, this Mount Gambier intersection had been rated as the ‘most dangerous intersection in rural South Australia’ by the Royal Automobile Association (RAA) of South Australia.
For 13 years, the community had campaigned for safety measures to be implemented at this notorious black spot, which is a major thoroughfare into the city of Mount Gambier.
Fixing this black spot, and ensuring the safety of road users, was one of Troy's pre-election pledges at the 2014 State Election.
Following negotiations with then Transport Minister Stephen Mulligan, Troy was able to raise this issue as a matter of priority and secure $200,000 of State Government funding towards the intersection redevelopment.
In 2016, traffic lights were installed at the intersection, making it significantly safer for road users.
The project was co-funded by Federal, State Government and the City of Mount Gambier.