Warburton Highway between Seville and Woori Yallock is a 90 km/h stretch of road with no safe crossings between the two towns apart from a single cattle bridge.
At the entrance of Old Warburton Highway (Seville East) there are bus stops, used every day by dozens of school children and other locals, with no crossing within a half hour walk.
People have no choice but to cross the dangerous highway, which has inevitably resulted in a 21-year-old woman with special needs being hit by a truck in May 2016.
Although making an almost full recovery, her injuries at the time were life threatening.
Warburton Highway falls under the jurisdiction of VICROADS rather than the Yarra Valley council, and they have listed a safe crossing as a low priority, however, a clearer sign has been placed in the area, informing motorists of crossing pedestrians.
Although a lower speed limit may improve the situation, it does not solve it. Perhaps an island crossing would be the safest and most cost efficient method if traffic lights are too inconvenient.
We, the undersigned, call on VICROADS to place a safe crossing on Warburton Highway between Seville and Woori Yallock at the Seville East entryway to Old Warburton Highway.
The Warburton Highway needs a safe crossing. petition to VICROADS was written by Beth Grimshaw and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.