Boosting Safety At Remembrance Drive Intersection

A safer speed limit, more signage and new rumble strips are being installed to immediately boost safety and increase driver awareness at one of the Ballarat area’s highest-risk intersections.

Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced a package of safety upgrades that will be rolled out at the intersection of Remembrance Drive and Madden Road at Windermere.

There were 10 reported crashes at the site between 2015 and 2018, tragically resulting in one fatality and 18 people being injured.

A working group consisting of Regional Roads Victoria, the City of Ballarat, Victoria Police and the Ballarat Avenue of Honour Committee has been working together for the past six months to identify the best ways to improve safety at the intersection.

As a result, the speed limit approaching the intersection on Madden Road will be lowered from 80km/h to 60km/h to reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes.

More signage and new rumble strips will also be installed to alert drivers that they’re are approaching an intersection.

These improvements will be undertaken in the coming weeks.

The working group will continue to monitor the intersection to see if further safety upgrades are needed in the long-term.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford

“The safety of all Victorians on our road network is our number one priority – that’s why we’re introducing a safer speed limit and boosting driver awareness on Remembrance Drive.”

“These safety measures balance the need to improve safety along Remembrance Drive while minimising any impact on the heritage of the Avenue of Honour.”

Quote attributable to City of Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh

“These works will improve safety for the increasing number of drivers who use this intersection without compromising the historically significant Avenue of Honour.”

Quote attributable to Ballarat Avenue of Honour Committee President Garry Snowden

“We recognised that something needed to be done to address the number of crashes that were taking place, and we feel that these improvements will do that, while also respecting the historical integrity of the avenue.”