Works complete on busy Glengarry intersection

A significant road safety upgrade at the Glengarry intersection is now complete, intending to increase safety for thousands of drivers and cyclists.

The finishing touches on the new roundabout at the Traralgon-Maffra Road and Moe-Glengarry Road intersection include final surfacing and line marking.

The state government said a roundabout was chosen for the upgrade because they are proven to drastically improve safety at intersections, slowing drivers down and reducing the risk of being seriously injured in a crash by changing the angle of impact.

Following this change, minor concrete surfacing works and strengthening of the existing safety barrier will be completed.

The government said the intersection was one of many road safety improvements to be upgraded in the area as part of the $105.7 million Victorian and Australian government Targeted Road Safety Works program, including nearby Traralgon-Maffra Road between Traralgon and Cowwarr and between Cowwarr and Heyfield.

“Cyclists have told us that competing with cars and trucks can be dangerous and stressful along this stretch of road. The new concrete access path will help cyclists and drivers share the intersection safely,” State Roads and Road Safety Minister Ben Carroll said.

“This is one of many road projects we are rolling out across the region as we focus on improving journeys for all motorists, ensuring they get to where they need to go safely.”

Labor Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said the upgrades would improve road safety in the region.

“The new roundabout is already making a difference to road safety, visibility and traffic flow – including for local residents, freight operators, and visitors to the area,” she said.

“It’s great to see road users travelling safely and efficiently through the area – thank you to everyone in the community for their patience during these works.”