Three of Mildura’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of a state-wide blitz targeting rural and regional Victoria’s most dangerous intersections thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the upgrades are being rolled out under a $25 million program to that will see over 200 high speed, high risk rural intersections receive safety upgrades.
Intersections to receive upgrades include the intersections of Calder Highway and Ontario Avenue, Campbell Avenue and McCracken Street and Etiwanda Avenue and Gordon Avenue.
The upgrades will prevent crashes and save lives with each intersection to receive a combination of safety improvements including upgraded warning signs, rumble strips, new guide posts, updated linemarking and safety barriers and new hazard markers.
Additional signage and linemarking has already been installed at the intersection of the Calder Highway and Ontario Avenue.
Further upgrades including traffic islands, rumble strips and linemarking will be installed at the intersections of Campbell Avenue and McCracken Street, and Etiwanda Avenue and Gordon Avenue will be delivered in March next year.
Intersections have been selected using data including crash history, traffic volumes, poor visibility and community concern about road safety in their area.
The 200 intersection upgrades taking place across the state are being delivered in two stages between now and mid-2020.
As noted by Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC, Jaala Pulford
“We are working to keep all Victorians safe with some of the most significant road safety upgrades that the state has ever seen – because everyone deserves to get home safely.”
“We’re creating a more forgiving road network to better protect road users when a simple mistake or the unexpected happens.”
As noted by the Member for Northern Victorian Mark Gepp
“We are continuing to see the majority of Victorian road deaths occur on country roads, which is why we’re investing in lifesaving infrastructure to keep the Mildura community safe.”
“These upgrades will go a long way to boosting safety for people who drive through these intersections every day.”