First of three road safety projects to commence this week

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The first of three important road safety projects will commence this week along Sedgwick Road near Story’s Road thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Road Safety Program.

City of Greater Bendigo Engineering Manager Brett Martini said the $418,000 project includes an 800 metre reconstruction to widen the road and improve the alignment of the bends in the road as well as shoulder widening, guard rail installation and resealing work.

“The work is expected to take about ten weeks and should be completed by early May,” Mr Martini said.

“We ask motorists to take care when driving in the area.  Please drive safely and observe the signage and speed limits in place during the works.

“The two other projects will take place along Mandurang Road between Tannery Lane and One Tree Hill, and North Harcourt Road near Youngs Lane.

“The $368,000 North Harcourt Road near Youngs Lane works is expected to commence in March and will include a 300 metre reconstruction to widen the road and improve the road’s camber.

“The final project on Mandurang Road between Tannery Lane and One Tree Hill is due to commence in May for completion before the end of the financial year.  This $386,000 project covers approximately one kilometre and includes shoulder widening and the installation of guard rails.

“The City of Greater Bendigo is very grateful to the Australian Government for funding these works because they will address significant safety concerns.”

The City of Greater Bendigo has also applied for further funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Road Safety Program to undertake two more projects along Sedgwick Road in 2019/2020.

 

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