Council to implement safety upgrades to Watt Road under the Blackspot Program
Greater Shepparton City Council advises safety upgrade works will be undergoing on Watt Road commencing Monday 18 March.
These works will require closure of Watt Road between Mooroopna and Riverview Drive for one week.
In addition to the safety upgrades Council will also take the opportunity, while the road is closed, to complete re-sealing works south of the railway line.
These works are part of the Nation Building Blackspot Program, a road safety initiative to reduce the risks and consequences at dangerous locations.
Works will include installing 288 metres of guardrail, laying down long life line markings and removing some trees in dangerous locations.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure Phil Hoare said it was important for Council to continue safety works throughout the community.
“In 2013 Council upgraded Watt Rd south of the rail crossing, however the section between the Mooroopna Bridge and the rail crossing was not upgraded and has a history of run-off road crashes,” Mr Hoare said.
“In the past five years, there have been at least 14 crashes in this area where five were deemed serious injury crashes.
“With more than 4500 vehicles using this section of road each day, Council is pleased with the funding which will assist us in providing a safer environment for those who use this route.”
Local residents will be provided access during the works and Council advises commuters to plan ahead and be alert of changed traffic conditions and alternate routes during this time.
If residents require more information they can contact Council on 5832 9700 and speak to the Project Management Team.