THE approach to the roundabout at the intersection of Ballarat-Carngham Road and Wiltshire Lane will be modified to slow traffic among $220,000 worth of road works to start next year.
Wear and tear on the roundabout by trucks and other heavy vehicles highlighted the need to slow the approach to the indication, according to an announcement by member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay.
“The funding for this intersection will modify approaches in slowing traffic down, improving awareness of the intersection, better line marking and lighting,” Mr Ramsay said.
“The Delacombe-Wendouree Road (Wiltshire Lane) and Ballarat-Carngham Road intersection has a history of crashes with four crashes in a five-year period ending 31 December 2011, with two resulting in serious injury. Half of these crashes also occurred at night.
Hewitt & Whitty manager Greg Hewitt, whose business is located on the corner of Wiltshire Lane and Ballarat-Carngham Road, said the roundabout was busy at various stages of each day but was not aware that it was a blackspot.
He said the Ballarat-Carngham approach in particular needed considerable attention, though.
“I’d say it is busy for about three hours each day and the roundabout itself does cop a fair bIt from trucks,” Mr Hewitt said.