The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.5 million to boost safety at two busy intersections along the Great Ocean Road.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced the upgrade which will address a history of run-off-road, rear end and intersection crashes at the intersection of Great Ocean Road, Childers Cove Road and Mathiesons Road between Peterborough and Allansford.
The sharp bend along the Great Ocean Road causes visibility problems, resulting in confusion for motorists.
Slower traffic turning off the Great Ocean Road also creates safety issues without available turning lanes.
The upgrade will include one new T-intersection to replace the two existing intersections; installation of right-turn and left-turn lanes; and new advanced warning signs on the Great Ocean Road.
The works will improve visibility and safety for motorists, removing confusion and help prevent mistakes.
These safety upgrades will be delivered by VicRoads as part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program funded by the Transport Accident Commission.
The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program is 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.
Works will start in 2017.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The upgrade will help to eliminate confusion and poor visibility that has caused far too many motorists to lose control and crash in this area.
“We’re making the roads safer for locals and visitors to the region.”