The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade two of Bacchus Marsh’s busiest intersections to keep traffic on the move through the city’s centre and get drivers home sooner and safer.
Under a $25 million upgrade, new traffic lights will replace the existing single lane roundabout at the intersection of Grant, Griffith and Station streets.
The overhaul will ensure that the intersection can cater to rapidly growing traffic volumes associated with Bacchus Marsh’s reputation as one of Victoria’s fastest-growing semi-urban areas.
The intersection serves as a key access point to the Bacchus Marsh Station precinct, which recently expanded to add 100 new car park spaces as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.
The project will complement works to improve the intersection at Main Street, Grant Street and Gisborne Road, with new traffic lights to be installed to improve safety for all road users as well as boost the flow of traffic in the CBD.
This intersection connects two key arterial roads, which often serve as freight route linking the Western Freeway with the Port of Geelong.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne
“We’re upgrading these increasingly busy intersections in Bacchus Marsh, which not only serve locals but are also used by the freight industry.
“These projects will provide huge benefits to all road users by improving road safety and traffic flow, regardless of whether you’re a local driver, a freight operator or a visitor to the area.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eureka Michaela Settle
“These intersections are significant for the local community, that’s why we’re taking the time to ensure we deliver the best possible outcome for all road users.”
“The safety of all road users is our number one priority – that’s why we’re installing new traffic lights, making sure that people can reach their destination sooner and safer.”
Reviewed 07 July 2023