A NOTORIOUSLY dangerous intersection in Meadow Heights will continue to be labelled a "death trap", having missed out on funding in the state budget for its upgrade.
Residents, Hume Council and local MPs were left angered that the Magnolia Boulevard intersection on Somerton Road has been given a cold shoulder by the government.
A council report shows there were seven crashes at the intersection between 2006 and 2010 and one fatality in 2010.
A petition, signed by more than 1000 residents for the installation of traffic lights at the intersection and the duplication of Somerton Road, was tabled in the State Parliament in February.
Resident Abbey Rudd, who started a Facebook page 'State Government, Fix Somerton rd, Magnolia blvd and Kirkham Dve', said she was "furious".
"My blood is boiling," she said. "Terry Mulder is 'a pathetic excuse' for a Roads Minister. I just don't understand what part he doesn't get; this road is killing people."
Ms Rudd said she had been holding out hope for some budget funding but was never too confident.
She urged residents to record all accidents, whether big or small, with VicRoads.
Hume mayor Ros Spence said: "I'm disappointed that some significant roads projects haven't been highlighted in the budget overview.
"But I'm still hopeful that they may be involved as part of the statewide projects like the Better Roads project."
But Yuroke MP Liz Beattie said it was not good enough.
"On numerous occasions last year and throughout this year I have raised serious safety concerns I have with Somerton Road, " she said.
"On February 29, I presented a petition with the Member for Broadmeadows [Frank McGuire] to the Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder, containing 1055 signatures.
"Despite this, the urgent need for duplication and signalisation of Somerton Road has been ignored in the budget.
"[The Premier], Mr [Ted] Baillieu, and his government continue to roll the dice with Victorian lives and, frankly, it's not good enough."
Residents who have joined Ms Rudd's Facebook page are considering a protest.