Contract awarded for Nepean Hwy safety upgrades

The contract to undertake safety improvements on the Nepean Highway near Mount Eliza in Victoria will start soon with the successful tenderer announced this week.The contract to undertake safety improvements on the Nepean Highway near Mount Eliza in Victoria will start soon with the successful tenderer announced this week.

Rose Civil Victoria Pty Ltd has been selected to deliver the $500,000 project.

Works involve the construction of a pedestrian operated signal crossing, installing vehicle detector loops on Tower Road and a green coloured surface treatment for bicycle lanes.

Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson said in a statement that the site had a high crash record and that the upgrades will help to save lives.

“In the five years between January 2009 and December 2013, six crashes—including two fatalities and two serious injuries—were reported on this section of highway, so this vital upgrade will make our community safer and our roads more efficient,” he said.

“The works will also help regulate traffic flow for vehicles using the Mount Eliza section of the Nepean Highway—around 27,000 each day.”

The project also includes the installation of a concrete footpath and work to relocate the south-bound bus stop on the highway.

The Australian Government will contribute $400,000 and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council $100,000 for the project.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, weather permitting.

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