Roundabout construction begins

Roundabout plan

Funding for roundabout

THE new roundabout at the busy intersection of Macarthur and Market Sts in Sale will include improved line marking and lighting.

The work will also include the reconstruction of the intersection, with associated kerb and channel works, drainage works, footpaths, earthworks and pavement replacement.

Council is asking drivers to observe the temporary speed limits which will be in place during the works and thanks residents for their patience during the construction period.

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.

Work on the intersection has been funded by council in partnership with the state government’s $20-million Safe Travel in Local Streets program, part of the state government’s spend on the 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.

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.