IMPROVING SAFETY AT HEATHCOTE-KYNETON ROAD INTERSECTION

Locals, tourists and freight drivers travelling north of Kyneton will now have safer journeys with an intersection upgrade complete on Heathcote-Kyneton Road thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Crews have finished work on the second and final stage of the $1 million project to improve safety and traffic flow at the Ennis and Redesdale Roads intersection.

The project relocated the entry point Pickerings Lane to Heathcote-Kyneton Road and installed a traffic island to prevent dangerous manoeuvres through the intersection.

Stage one of the project was completed earlier this year when crews built a stronger road foundation and surface, improved the drainage, line marking and added new street lighting.

Crews also improved the bend of the intersection to minimise the likelihood of a vehicle running off the road – the biggest cause of death on regional Victorian roads.

The works follow projects completed last year near Dettmans Lane and Pipers Creek Road and a $3.6 million package of works that saw 6.5 kilometres rebuilt between Kyneton and Redesdale in early 2018.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

 “We’ve improved this intersection to make it safer and stronger for the 1400 regional drivers relying on it every day.”

“It’s projects like this that make a big difference for drivers right across our region – boosting safety and making it easier for locals, tourists and freight drivers to get around.”