Liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham commits to a roundabout at 'dangerous' Victor Harbor intersection

DANGEROUS: Liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham has committed to delivering a roundabout at the intersection of Crozier Road and Torrens Street.

DANGEROUS: Liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham has committed to delivering a roundabout at the intersection of Crozier Road and Torrens Street.

After announcing his commitment to a recreation park at Mount Compass, Liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham has turned his attention to one of Victor Harbor’s most congested intersections.

In the heart of town, the intersection of Crozier Road and Torrens Street has played host to many collisions and near major accidents over the years and Mr Basham believes it is time to act.

To reduce the risk, the State Liberals have committed to installing a roundabout at the location if elected next weekend.

“The intersection is challenging for drivers to navigate and a high accident zone,” Mr Basham said.

“It is dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians attempting to cross the busy streets, with visibility also limited by cars parked on the road shoulder.”

Mr Basham felt the “long overdue upgrade” would improve traffic flow through the centre of town and make the intersection easier for all road users to navigate.

“Traffic flow through this junction is made even more difficult during peak holiday periods, when thousands of visitors travel to the region, many of whom are unfamiliar with local roads,” he said.

He said it was the City of Victor Harbor that first flagged the intersection with him, pressing their was a serious need for an upgrade.

“If elected in the upcoming State Election as part of a Marshall Liberal Government, I will continue to fight hard for projects like this for the residents of Finniss.”