Friday, 16 April 2021
CURLEWIS INTERSECTION SAFETY UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY
The State Government is delivering on a 2018 election commitment to improve safety at a busy Curlewis intersection, with vital upgrade works kicking off this week.
After listening to the local community, and with the support of Bellarine MP Lisa Neville, the State Government is investing $2.5 million on new traffic signals at the intersection of Portarlington, Hermsley and Curlewis Roads.
The upgrade will include turning lanes for vehicles turning off Portarlington Road, designated bicycle lanes at the intersection, improved bus stops and new safety barriers.
In addition, a realigned path for the nearby Bellarine Rail Trail will ensure safer and better access for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
On average, about 28,000 vehicles use Portarlington Road each day, with many drivers finding it difficult to safely enter from Hermsley and Curlewis roads, especially during peak times.
This intersection upgrade will create safer turning opportunities and an improved traffic flow through this busy intersection.
Regional Roads Victoria will begin major works this month, with lane closures and traffic management to be in place throughout construction.
The entire upgrade is scheduled to be complete in the second half of this year.
To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“I commend the local community for their efforts in raising this matter and acknowledge Lisa Neville MP on strongly advocating for the upgrade of the intersection.”
“The State Government has listened to the community’s concerns, invested in this major intersection upgrade and now getting on with delivering it.”
“We’re building new traffic lights at the intersection to improve safety for everyone – drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.”