Colac’s Ruth Spokes has been overwhelmed by community support, with more than 2500 people signing her petition calling for traffic lights at a busy highway intersection.
Polwarth MP Richard Riordan will present the petition asking the State Government to install lights at the intersection of Armstrong and Murray streets to parliament next week on behalf of Ms Spokes.
The petition is Ms Spokes’ second attempt to convince VicRoads to install lights, with other residents including Matthew Cartwright also campaigning for improved safety for vehicles and pedestrians crossing or entering Murray Street.
“I’m very, very proud; the community response has been really overwhelming,” Ms Spokes said.
“I’ve been fighting for over six years for traffic lights, ever since I campaigned to bring the chemist here,” Ms Spokes said.
“But I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing this for the community’s safety; but now we’ve got to get VicRoads to agree.”
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