NEW ROUNDABOUT FOR DANGEROUS LANCE CREEK INTERSECTION
The Andrews Labor Government has listened to the Lance Creek community and is installing a roundabout to reduce deaths and serious injuries at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Glen Alvie Road, West Creek Road and Bird Road at Lance Creek.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, MP welcomed the $3.4 million in funding to construct a single lane roundabout at the intersection as part of a number of safety upgrades for the dangerous intersection.
A number of other safety measures are being delivered as part of the upgrade, including a reduced 80km/h speed limit and raised safety platforms to further reduce vehicle speeds, rumble strips on all approaches, new street lighting and road widening.
The upgrade will reduce motorists’ speeds and sharp angles of approach, increase drivers’ lines of sight and allow for greater reaction times due to slowing vehicles, and will also provide a clearly visible roundabout that can be seen far in advance for approaching motorists.
The new roundabout and the safety improvements will reduce the number and severity of crashes by forcing motorists to slow down and give way before proceeding.
Over a five year period four serious crashes have occurred at this intersection, all caused by vehicles failing to give way.
The Lance Creek intersection has received several interim safety improvements over the past year including upgraded signs, removal of vegetation, ‘stop ahead’ road markings and additional rumble strips.
The project will be delivered by VicRoads as part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, funded by the Transport Accident Commission to support projects across Victoria that achieve specific and immediate safety benefits.
The roundabout will be constructed by early 2017.
Quotes attributable to Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria
“The Andrews Labor Government has listened to the community and is making this dangerous intersection safer.”
“The Lance Creek community called for changes to this dangerous intersection following the most recent crash and this roundabout upgrade will improve the safety of these roads considerably”.
“The new roundabout and the safety improvements will reduce the number and severity of crashes by ensuring motorists slow down and give way before entering the intersection.”