Labor Roads Minister Jodi McKay has branded Heathcote MP Lee Evans as “lazy” over an inability to fix a dangerous stretch of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Scarborough.
But Mr Evans said Roads and Maritime Services had already carried out the work – including guardrails and respraying the road surface to make it less prone to skidding.
Ms McKay has met with residents who live near the intersection of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Fifth Street.
Ms McKay said they were concerned about speeding vehicles crashing through front fences and into their yards.
“What we did is I spoke to the residents [in April] and gave Lee Evans every opportunity to respond to their concerns and he hasn’t even contacted them,” Ms McKay said.
“So what we’re saying is that [Lee Evans has] been given almost six months now – there is an issue, they’ve had numerous accidents into their fences.
“It’s highlighting the fact that he’s done nothing. He hasn’t even made a phone call.”
Mr Evans said he last spoke to residents around two years ago when improvements were made to the stretch of road and has not received any complaints since then.
He said the speed limit along Lawrence Hargrave Drive had also been dropped in an effort to slow people down.
“I don’t know what else we can do – other than putting in speed cameras – to stop people speeding in that area,” Mr Evans said.
He added that speed cameras may not be popular with residents, who would be the most likely to get “stung” when they regularly drive along that stretch.