Wonthaggi will soon receive it's first set of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, with works set to begin in July.
The project expected to reduce congestion and crashes at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said this intersection is the primary freight access point to the commercial precinct and these works will reduce delays for the 11,000 motorists that use this intersection daily.
“More than 1,300 heavy vehicles, including B-doubles, use this intersection each day and the improvements will reduce the number of vehicles using nearby Poplar Street, which has a load limit,” Mr Chester said.
“It will be great to see works get underway next month, with the project expected to keep locals safe at this site and not stuck in traffic.”
Victorian Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan said this intersection upgrade will reduce congestion and deliver local jobs.
“We are investing in our regional road network to get people where they need to go safer and sooner,” Mr Donnellan said.
“This investment will improve safety while making it easier and more efficient for producers and local businesses to get their goods to market.”
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