Works to limit access from High Street to Elm Street to start
The City of Greater Bendigo, together with Regional Roads Victoria, is set to commence works to limit access at the Elm/High Street intersection in Golden Square.
City of Greater Bendigo Engineering Manager Brett Martini said the works would see vehicle access at this intersection limited to left turning traffic only into Elm Street from High Street, and the closure of access to High Street from Elm Street.
“Motorists currently use Elm Street as a short cut to avoid the traffic lights at the Oak Street/High Street intersection, while motorists also stop on High Street to turn right into Elm Street. Limiting access to Elm Street will stop this and help make it safer for all road users,” Mr Martini said.
“There have been six casualty accidents (five rear-end and one head-on collision) at this intersection over the past five years.
“The work will include lengthening the turning lane at the Oak Street/High Street intersection, installation of new drainage, kerb and channel, landscaping, a new footpath across a section of Elm Street and a bus stop will also be moved to provide better access for bus patrons.
“The project will also include some night works on High Street to change line marking.”
Work will start on Monday April 29 and is expected to be completed mid-June 2019.
The $462,000 project is part of the Victorian government’s $1.4B Towards Zero Action Plan being funded through the Transport Accident Commission.