Work set to start on new roundabout at Tannery Lane and Guys Hill Road intersection
The City of Greater Bendigo will commence works on Tuesday April 13 to construct a new roundabout at the intersection of Tannery Lane and Guys Hill Road, Strathfieldsaye to improve safety in the area.
The work is being undertaken by the City with funding provided from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Funding Programme.
City Presentation and Assets Director Brian Westley said over the past five years there had been three casualty accidents officially recorded at the intersection, however the City was also aware of a number of other minor incidences that had taken place.
“This is an important project for Strathfieldsaye, which will involve the construction of a new roundabout complete with drainage, concrete kerbs, lighting, signage and line marking upgrades to improve the safety of the intersection,” Mr Westley said.
“Due to the nature of the works, there will be some inconvenience for residents with regard to traffic flow as well as vehicle access to properties and on-street parking.
“Guys Hill Road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the works and temporary traffic lights will be set up on Tannery lane.
“As a result, significant detour and works signage will be placed around the area and the City will work with affected residents to provide access to and from properties while the work is taking place.
“The City has also worked closely with the Department of Transport to ensure the continuation of bus services in the area. Travellers on Bus Route 70 (both directions) are advised buses will not service some stops from Tuesday April 13 to Saturday July 31. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Re4mbj or phone Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.
“Powercor will also carry out some associated preliminary works in the areas from April 7 prior to work commencing on the new roundabout.
“This part of Strathfieldsaye has experienced considerable growth over the past 10 years and the new roundabout will improve traffic flows and safety in the area.”
The project is expected to be completed by July 31, 2021 and plans for the works can be viewed on the City’s website at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/plans