WELLINGTON Shire Council will enter into a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Transport to deliver upgrades along York St, Sale, including a new set of traffic lights.
The traffic lights at the intersection of Cunninghame and York Sts, and improvements to through lane pavement are part of council’s ‘Revitalising Our Region’ package of works, which is made up of three separate projects.
These are the Princes Highway streetscape works in Sale, Port of Sale improvements, and works in the Sale Wetlands.
Project proposals were submitted for the highway improvement package and Cunninghame St signal works to support the streetscape works, which were approved by then federal Transport Minister Michael McCormack in February.
The total cost for the works is $13.1 million, with $11.68 million coming from the federal government, $250,000 from the state government and the remainder from council.
The Cunninghame St traffic lights will cost $1.58 million and Princes Highway land pavement upgrade $3.68 million.
Councillor Scott Rossetti said the upgrade of the Cunninghame and York St intersection would be welcomed.
“That’s been quite a problem for some time,” he said.
“To get a set of traffic lights there, I think it’s going to be a terrific outcome because it will enable that traffic to be much better managed.”
The Princes Highway streetscape works also include putting overhead power lines underground on York St between Macalister and Stawell Sts; streetscape works on York St between Raglan and
Foster Sts, including the installation of centre median lighting, and the installation of median lighting on Foster St between York and Reeve Sts.