THE Hills Council will install anti-skid marks at the intersection of Old Pitt Town Road, Nelson Road (east- and south-bound) and Mason Road, Box Hill, after it was identified as a dangerous and confusing dog-leg.
"We want to prevent any fatalities," councillor Robyn Preston said.
The strips will be installed on the approaches to the intersection, along with signs to slow down motorists, she said.
The council is responding to the Box Hill/Nelson Progress Association's concerns.
Association treasurer Alison Attard said she'd seen three accidents in three years at the four-way intersection.
She said there was confusion about who should give way and that turning left onto Nelson Road (eastbound) from Old Pitt Town Road was especially tricky, owing to a sharp bend.
"You tend to get rear-end accidents — most people end up in the power pole on the corner of Nelson and Nelson," Ms Attard said.
Cr Preston said the council would know by April if an application to the state government for $200,000 in Black Spot funding was successful.
With this money, the council would push back the power pole, insert guard rails on both sides of the Old Pitt Town Road bend, reshape the intersection shoulders, and insert more line markings and warning signs at the intersection.
■ Black spot funding eligibility: The Roads and Maritime Service says that for sites such as intersections, there should be a history of at least three casualty crashes over a five-year period. For roads, there should be an average of 0.2 casualty crashes a kilometre a year over the length in question over five years.