Friday, April 26, 2024

Golden Plains celebrates new roundabout

Victoria’s Golden Plains Shire Council has celebrated the completion of Bannockburn Township Entrance Safety project.

Golden Plains Mayor, Gavin Gamble met with Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson last week week to mark the occasion.

“The $3.2 million project was fully funded by the Australian Government, an election commitment of the 2019 Federal Election. Council and local community groups and members had long advocated for this much-needed safety infrastructure,” Council said in a statement.

It said the project had delivered a major roundabout constructed to improve public safety at a problematic intersection at the entrance to the business centre of Golden Plains Shire’s largest town.

The new roundabout safely controls the five entry and departure roads that meet at the intersection: Clyde Road (the main entry to Bannockburn from Ballarat); Shelford-Bannockburn Road (the main entry from Geelong and Batesford); the Bannockburn railway line intersection with Kelly Road; and a private access driveway to the Bannockburn Station Café.

The project also includes concrete splitter islands at each entry to the roundabout and street lighting to VicRoads’ standards.

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