WORKS to extend a heavily used turning lane at the Sturt Street and Gillies Street North intersection will begin soon.
VicRoads will undertake a 60-metre extension to the lane turning right off Sturt Street, with the finished product expected to promote a smoother traffic flow for motorists during peak traffic times, including school hours.
The sheer number of cars needing to turn often results in the right hand lane of Sturt Street heading out of Ballarat becoming clogged during peak times, disrupting motorists heading straight, towards the Arch of Victory.
Traffic is often backed up as far as Russell Street near the edge of Victoria Park during peak time – some several hundred metres from the intersection.
A roadworks sign near the corner states that works will take place between August 1 and September 19.
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