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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

SAFETY BOOST FOR FOREST AND BARKER STREETS

Works to boost safety for older drivers and vision-impaired pedestrians at Castlemaine’s Forest and Barker streets intersection have been completed

The $160,000 upgrade has improved the uneven road surface to a smoother road surface and improved access, particularly for older drivers and vision impaired pedestrians.   

The busy location is also the Pyrenees Highway and Midland Highway intersection and gateway to the town, carrying more than 11,000 vehicles a day.

There were five crashes at the intersection between 2002 and 2016, two resulting in serious injuries, one involving a pedestrian.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards:

“We’ve upgraded this intersection to make it smoother and safer for all road users, including older and vision impaired residents.”

“We’ve fixed this dangerous intersection to boost safety for pedestrians and drivers.”

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