Pedestrian and road-user safety is a priority in the planned construction of new roundabout at the busy intersection of Macarthur and Market streets in Sale, with the project to include improved line marking and new lighting.
Wellington Shire Council worked with the Sale community to determine the best approach to making local streets safer and easier to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Council is asking drivers to be considerate of the temporary speed limits that will be in place during the works and thanks residents for their patience during the construction period.
Work on the intersection has been funded by Wellington Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Government's $20-million Safe Travel in Local Streets program, part of the state government’s investment into Towards Zero road safety action plan.
The Safe Travel in Local Streets program provides councils across Victoria with funding to improve safety on local streets in local communities.
The work in Sale will include the reconstruction of the intersection, with associated kerb and channel works, drainage works, footpaths, earthworks, pavement replacement, line-marking and lighting.
Safety upgrades delivered by this state-wide program have been designed to transform roads that are high risk and include creating dedicated bike lanes and bike-friendly streets to reduce the risk of collisions between vehicles and cyclists.