The Victorian Government‘s $60.8 million Keeping Ballarat Moving package aims to assist traffic flow in some of the regions most notorious bottlenecks.
As part of the program, traffic lights will be installed at a busy intersection between Midland Highway and Hertford Street.
Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said the lights will replace an existing roundabout, relieve congestion and make the area safer for pedestrians.
“The Midland Highway will also be expanded from two lanes to four between Queen Street and Docwra Street to tackle congestion, while a new roundabout will reduce the risk of crashes at the notorious Docwra Street intersection,” Ms. Pulford said.
“An upgraded school crossing will also make it safer and easier for Magpie Primary School students heading to and from school.”
Other package works include the installation of traffic lights at the intersections of Wiltshire Lane and the Glenelg Highway, Wiltshire Lane and Latrobe Street and Gillies Street and Gregory Street West.
A new roundabout will also be installed at the Dyson Drive-Carngham Road intersection.