The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with a major package of road safety upgrades from Romsey to Monegeetta including two roundabouts, an overtaking lane and new barriers to provide a safer journey for everyone travelling around the region.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said works are now underway to construct a new roundabout at Barry Street and Main Street that will boost safety and improve traffic flow at the busy intersection in the centre of Romsey.
Construction of a second roundabout is also underway at Melbourne-Lancefield Road and Gisborne-Kilmore Road in Monegeetta, as part of the next stage of major safety upgrades for Melbourne-Lancefield Road.
Roundabouts are proven to drastically improve safety at intersections, including reducing the risk of being seriously injured in a crash by up to 80 per cent.
Further works getting underway to improve safety on Melbourne-Lancefield include a northbound overtaking lane and new flexible safety barriers between Monegeetta and Romsey.
The barriers will be installed centreline and on the roadside in high-risk locations to reduce the likelihood and severity of head-on and run-off road crashes.
Construction on the Barry Street roundabout is expected to be complete by June 2020, weather permitting, while the package of Melbourne-Lancefield Road works are expected to be complete by mid-to-late 2020.
Traffic management will be in place with reduced speeds for the safety of the community and roadworkers, while there may be road closures in Romsey at times.
To keep track of these works, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
"We’ve listened to the community and are making sure these high-risk intersections are much safer by building two new roundabouts – which are proven to drastically reduce the risk of crashes."
"We’re also installing new barriers and an overtaking lane on Melbourne-Lancefield Road to help give drivers a safer journey on this key route."