Local road users in Gheringhap will benefit from a safer and more reliable journey along the Midland Highway with the construction of a new roundabout.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that works to upgrade the intersection of Midland Highway and Fyansford-Gheringhap Road are complete.
The new $2.48 million roundabout includes new street lighting and line marking to improve visibility for drivers, as well as designated bike lanes to protect the many cyclists that use the intersection.
A large number of vehicles turning right or merging in a 100 km/h zone have contributed to the poor crash history along this stretch of road.
The upgrade will help to reduce the likelihood of an accident, and make it safer for approximately 14,000 vehicles that travel through this intersection every day.
The upgrade is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, which is working to reduce the number of road crashes at high-risk accident locations across Victoria.
It’s also an important part of the Labor Government’s Towards Zero road safety vision – which is to have a 15 per cent reduction in serious injuries and less than 200 deaths on Victorian roads by 2020.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re putting people first by upgrading this notorious intersection to ensure that everyone who travels on this road does so safely.”
“This new roundabout will reduce the risk of serious injuries and make this busy stretch of road much safer and more reliable for both motorists and cyclists.”