Lights switch completes job

Traffic Lights installed at the intersection of Kings and Taylors Roads in Delahey. Pic Marco De Luca

A generator powering the newly installed traffic lights at the busy Kings and Taylors road intersection in Delahey will soon be removed.

Upgrade works to replace a roundabout with traffic lights were completed in February this year, but several residents have questioned why a generator remains on site almost five months after the lights were switched on.

VicRoads regional director metro north west Vince Punaro said the lights will soon be operating without the generator.

“The lights are operating as normal, however generators will continue to supply their power until next month,” he said. “We’ve requested PowerCor connect these lights to mains power as soon as possible.”

The removal of the generator will complete upgrade works which also included bicycle lanes, a pedestrian crossing and upgraded footpaths designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The intersection is one of Brimbank’s busiest with more than 35,000 vehicles travelling through it each day.

In February, Kororoit MP Marlene Kairouz said the upgrades would reduce congestion and improve safety.

“This intersection has a terrible crash history,” she said. “These improvements will significantly improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”