New Sturt Street signals switched on
Two new sets of traffic lights along Ballarat’s Sturt Street are being switched on as part of the Victorian Government’s multi-million-dollar investment in improving safety and accessibility in the city’s CBD.
Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said new traffic lights at the Ascot Street and Ripon Street intersections would be operational by Tuesday afternoon, boosting safety for thousands of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists each day.
The intersections were also upgraded to include new line marking and new streetlights.
The traffic lights are part of a wider project to boost safety at seven high-risk intersections along Sturt Street as part of the Victorian Government’s $9.3 million Ballarat Safer Cycling Connections program.
New traffic signals at the Raglan Street intersection are will also be switched on in the coming weeks, while works to reconfigure the Talbot and Windermere street intersections will be completed in early November.
Other upgrades to be delivered as part of the package include converting the Errard and Lyons street intersections into safer U-turn only sites.
The upgrades along Sturt Street are all part of the Government’s $1.4 billion investment into reducing road trauma and are being delivered by Regional Roads Victoria in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison
“These new lights have been installed to improve road safety in Ballarat following the shocking crash history at both these intersections. The traffic lights will also improve connections for pedestrians and cyclists.”