Construction of a new roundabout will reduce accidents and delays at one of Sale’s most used intersections and create more carparking in the central business district.
Following feedback from the community, Wellington Shire Council is installing a roundabout at the intersection of Desailly St and Macarthur St, making busy local streets safer and easier to navigate for pedestrians and motorists.
The $555k project will include the replacement of existing drainage, footpaths, pram crossings and kerb and channel, and will result in 10 additional car parks in Macarthur St. The new roundabout will reduce congestion during peak times and improve traffic flow to the Gippsland Centre carpark.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Ian Bye said Council had listened to concerns regarding the safety of the intersection and general traffic flow.
“The community spoke, so we’re acting. This has been flagged as just one of many busy local intersections across our townships we’re working towards improving,” he said.
Council has engaged Contula Constructions to complete the roundabout, with works set to begin next week and conclude in May.
While the works are underway, there will be temporary closures to footpaths, carpark areas and delays to traffic. Detours will be in place.
Council is asking drivers to be considerate of the temporary speed limits in place during the works and thanks residents for their patience during the construction period.