Crossing a notorious intersection at Fyansford will soon be a lot safer for drivers thanks to the construction of a new roundabout.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens to tour the worksite at the intersection of Hyland Street, Deviation Road, Atkins Street and the Hamilton Highway.
The new, four-leg roundabout is taking shape with works expected to be completed next month.
Previously, the intersection had a complex design which made it difficult for vehicles to cross safely.
The new roundabout will ensure that drivers slow down and are able to select an appropriate gap to cross the intersection, improving overall safety for all road users.
Works will also include the installation of pedestrian crossings, dedicated bike lanes, new kerb and drainage and the relocation of high voltage powerlines.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2.5 million for the new roundabout through the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Safe System Roads Infrastructure Program.
ICD Property Pty Ltd, the developer behind the $300 million GenFyansford housing development, has also contributed $1.2 million towards the project.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“Keeping people safe on our roads is my number one priority – this new roundabout will make this complex intersection safer and simpler for the people who rely on it every day.”
“As part of this important upgrade, we’re also installing new bike lanes and pedestrian crossings to keep people safe no matter how they choose to get around.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens
“It’s great to see the roundabout taking shape, with drivers already experiencing some of the safety benefits of this upgrade.”
“This new roundabout will make this notorious intersection safer for locals and for traffic coming off the Hamilton Highway and into Geelong.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020