The first round of intersection upgrades targeting rural and regional Victoria has begun, as part of the $1.4 billion Towards Zero Action Plan.
The action plan aims to reduce the number of lives lost on Victorian roads and decrease serious injuries by 15 per cent by 2020.
Upgrades for 45 intersections will be rolled out under the first round of the State Government’s $25 million investment to see more than 200 high risk rural intersections upgraded.
Intersections were selected based on safety records, difficulty caused by the intersection’s geometry and community feedback.
The intersections will receive a combination of safety improvements including upgraded advanced warning signs, new guide posts, updated line-marking and new hazard markers.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced intersections will be improved across the Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Mitchell and Moira shires in the coming months.
“With almost half of all road fatalities in Victoria occurring on rural roads, it’s so important we make sure drivers are aware they are approaching high-risk intersections,” Mrs. Pulford says.