Friday 7 July, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is giving locals the chance to view the final design of the $2.09 million Rosedale roundabout at a community information session.

Locals will also be able to discuss proposed streetscaping works with staff from VicRoads and the Wellington Shire Council at the session on July 26.

The upgrade will see the oval-shaped roundabout become circular and will provide a free-flowing left-turn for vehicles so trucks no longer need to negotiate a tight corner or make multiple lane changes.

These changes, along with new street lighting, will significantly improve safety for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and industry.

Currently, the roundabout is a freight bottleneck, hindering productivity and presenting safety risks to truck drivers, motorists and pedestrians.

The roundabout’s oval shape and tight left-hand turn at the Rosedale Tavern Hotel, means trucks have to turn from the right-hand lane, taking up the two lanes through the roundabout.

It is not unusual for freight vehicles turning left to hit the guard fence that protects the footpath and the Rosedale Tavern Hotel’s second floor veranda, putting pedestrians at risk.

These works along with the relocation of the cenotaph and monuments will be carried separately to Wellington Shire Council’s streetscaping works.

The community information session will take place on Wednesday 26 July from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at Neighbourhood House, 2-8 Cansick Street, Rosedale.

For more information on the Rosedale roundabout project, email gippslandprojects@roads.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“We’re fixing the Rosedale roundabout to make it safer and to help freight and local traffic share the road.”

“The Rosedale roundabout is an important feature in the community and I encourage locals to view the final design and to share their feedback on the streetscaping options.”