THE State Government has announced safety funding for a dangerous Calder Highway intersection.
Liberal Party Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell today announced $648,000 in safety upgrades for intersections in Bendigo and Ravenswood.Ms Lovell said the intersections at Don Street and Barnard Street, Bendigo, and the Calder Highway and Calder Alternate Highway, Ravenswood, will be upgraded with a
number of safety treatments.
“The Calder and Calder Alternate Highway intersection is one of some notoriety in the local community, due to an unfortunate number of serious injury crashes there in recent years, including a fatality,” she said.
“There is a significant crest on the Calder Alternate Highway that restricts sight distance for motorists as they approach the intersecting Calder Highway.
“This issue will be addressed with measures such as improved warning signage and skid resistance on the approach to the intersection and an extension of the kerb.
“As part of this funding, the intersection of Don Street and Barnard Street in Bendigo will also be improved by altering the traffic signals to display a fully-controlled right turn.
“Directing road users to make right turns from Barnard Street only when a green arrow is displayed will help minimise the risk of collisions.”The funding is provided by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) through the Safer Roads Infrastructure Program and is part of a 10-year commitment of $650 million.