BALLAN residents will be able to safely cross the road when two new zebra crossings are installed.
An $150,000 state government grant will ensure the council can deliver two raised raised zebra crossing in Inglis Street, Ballan.
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard said the community had raised their concerns about the road crossings.
“Residents raised their concerns with me about pedestrian safety on Inglis Street and I’m pleased that the Andrews Labor Government has been able to provide $150,000 to address these concerns,” Mr Howard said.
“Recent consultations with the Ballan community indicated that the hospital precinct and the Fisken Street intersection have equal priority for safety improvements.”
Community consultation determined that a crossing with flashing lights was not the preferred option.
“This is great news which will see new crossings built near Cowie Street and Fisken Street,” Mr Howard said.
Moorabool Deputy Mayor, Paul Tatchell welcomed the announcement of the extra crossing which would boost safety for pedestrians along Inglis Street.
“Two is better than one, with people accessing the hospital and shopping precincts to benefit from these safety improvements,” Cr Tatchell said.
“Not only are we getting more bang for our buck but the design of the new crossings maintains the rural atmosphere of our town.
“I congratulate the Victorian Government and VicRoads for listening to the community, ensuring that we got the best outcome for Ballan.”
Work is due to start by the middle of the year.
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