The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a new roundabout on the Midland
Highway to boost safety and reduce the risk of crashes at a busy Gheringhap
Gayle Tierney, the Member for Western Victoria welcomed the $2.48 million upgrade at
the intersection of Midland Highway and Fyansford-Gheringhap Road which will address a history of head-on and rear-end crashes at the intersection.
The condition of the road will also be improved by line marking at the roundabout
and marking the shoulders of the road as a designated bike lanes which will provide safer options for cyclists.
Removing the need for drivers to rush through the intersection will reduce the frequency
and severity of crashes by slowing traffic approaching the intersection, and allowing drivers more time to make decisions.
New street lighting will be installed to improve visibility for drivers at the intersection.
The upgrade will ensure a safe and reliable travel for all road users, as well as alleviating congestion and improving travel times for local residents.
In the five years to December 2013, there have been four crashes at the site, all
of which resulted in serious injury.
Planning works will start later this year, with the project due for completion in 2017.
The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), while VicRoads delivers the projects.
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“The roundabout will reduce the frequency and severity of crashes while new street lights will improve visibility.”
“This upgrade will mean everyone travelling through the area is as safe as possible.”