Kyneton drivers are set to benefit from an intersection upgrade and road rebuild underway on a busy popular local road as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s massive maintenance blitz rolling out across Victoria.

Crews are already on the ground starting works on the $1 million project to increase safety and visibility at the Ennis and Redesdale Roads intersection on Heathcote-Kyneton Road.

The project will improve visibility and safety by building a traffic island, new lighting, drainage and applying fresh line marking. Crews will also rebuild a 500-metre section of road foundation to increase the strength and durability of the route.

The works follows a $3.6 million package of works that saw 6.5 kilometres rebuilt between Kyneton and Redesdale in early 2018.

Traffic management will be in place with speeds reduced to 40km/h until works are complete, when speeds will return to 100km/h. Temporary closures of Redesdale Road and Ennis Road are expected at times with signed detours.

To keep track of this project or to learn about other works that are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“We’re making this popular stretch of road safer and stronger for the 1,400 drivers that rely on it every day.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is spending more than ever upgrading regional roads, with major works taking place right across Macedon to get locals home safer and sooner.”