Safety boost for high risk intersections starts in Victoria

Three of Mildura’s highest-risk intersections will be made safer as part of the first round of state wide targeting of rural and region victoria’s most dangerous intersections.

Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the upgrades are being rolled out under a $25 million program that will see more than 200 high risk rural intersection receive safety upgrades.

The upgrades will use a combination of safety improvements including upgraded warning signs, rumble strips, new guide posts, upgraded line marking, safety barriers and new hazard markers.

Intersections to receive upgrades include Calder Highway and Ontario Avenue, Campbell Avenue and McCracken Street and Etiwanda Avenue and Gordon Avenue.

The intersections have been selected using data including crash history, traffic volumes, poor visibility and community concern.

Member for Northern Victorian Mark Gepp said these upgrades will go a long way to boosting safety for the people who drive through these intersections daily.

“We are continuing to see the majority of Victorian road deaths occur on country roads, which is why we’re investing in lifesaving infrastructure to keep the Mildura community safe.”

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