City commences new Murphy Street/Strickland Road roundabout works
Work is underway to reconstruct the roundabout at Murphy Street and Strickland Road to allow B-double trucks to use the roundabout and service the busy East Bendigo Industrial Estate.
City of Greater Bendigo Engineering Manager Brett Martini said B-doubles are currently prohibited from accessing the existing roundabout which is a gateway to the East Bendigo Industrial area.
“The project was a key recommendation of the Bendigo Freight Study which highlighted that the existing roundabout is a major barrier for businesses in the East Bendigo Industrial area,” Mr Martini said.
“The works will include the removal of the central island, splitter islands and kerb. The new design of the roundabout changes the location and shape of the central and splitter islands and the kerb alignment. The road pavement around the roundabout will also be replaced.
The $620,000 project is being funded by a $560,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program and $60,000 from the City of Greater Bendigo. As part of the funding agreement the project must be completed by the end of the current financial year.
“The City and Regional Roads Victoria are working closely to minimise disruption in the area, with signed detours and temporary speed reductions in place until the works are complete.
“There will be disruptions and road closures throughout the works and we are encouraging people to drive safely around this site and the Napier Street roadworks.”
The works are expected to be complete by the end of February 2019.