26 September 2023

Overhauling Ballarat roads

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The Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC has announced plans to ease congestion and increase safety at some of Ballarat’s most notorious traffic chokepoints.

The Minister, Jaala Pulford released the plans for five key projects around the city as part of the Government’s $60.8 million ‘Keeping Ballarat Moving’ investment.

“Exploratory digging to locate essential underground services is set to begin on four of the projects over the coming months, before major work begins on the first of the sites in mid-2020,” Ms Pulford said.

“The city’s southern gateway is set for an overhaul, with the Midland Highway set to be expanded from two lanes to four between Queen and Docwra streets,” she said.

“A new roundabout at the intersection of the Midland Highway and Docwra Street will boost safety and an upgraded pedestrian crossing will make life easier for students and families heading to Magpie Primary School.”

Ms Pulford said existing roundabouts at the intersections of Wiltshire Lane and Latrobe Street, Wiltshire lane and the Glenelg Highway and Hertford and Albert streets were set to be replaced with traffic lights, ensuring an even flow of traffic in all directions.

She said new traffic lights would also be installed at the intersection of Gillies Street and Gregory Street to cater for rising traffic volumes.

The five plans can be accessed on the Regional Roads website via this PS News link.

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