After a $60 million commitment from the state government in 2018, pre-construction work will begin soon at three of the seven intersections identified to help Ballarat's growth.
The installation of traffic lights at the Gregory Street West and Gillies Street intersection in Wendouree, in front of the Delacombe Town Centre at the intersection of Wiltshire Lane and the Glenelg Highway, and at the Wiltshire Lane and Latrobe Street intersection will be the first projects to begin
Construction will get under way this year.
Traffic levels at these intersections are expected to increase by 50 to 60 per cent by 2041.
Work is expected to begin soon to continue to improve intersections along Sturt Street near the busy high school precinct.
Other intersections slated for upgrades include the Hertford Street and Albert Street roundabout, which will become traffic lights, and the T-intersection at Dyson Drive and Ballarat-Carngham Road, which will become a roundabout.
An extra lane will be added in each direction on the Midland Highway in Sebastopol between Queen and Docwra streets, while a roundabout will be added at Docwra Street. An upgraded pedestrian crossing will also be installed for Magpie Primary School.
Other traffic upgrades taking place across the city, from Regional Roads Victoria and the City of Ballarat, include pedestrian-activated lights on Mair Street near the Davies Street crossing, part of a major overhaul of the street to improve traffic flow. North-south crossings along Sturt Street between Pleasant Street and Dawson Street are also being redesigned - traffic lights are currently being installed at Raglan Street.
Another pedestrian crossing will be installed at the Ballarat Base Hospital, on Drummond Street between Mair and Sturt streets.
Traffic lights will be installed on Nolan Street as part of the bus interchange project at Ballarat train station, The Courier understands, while road work is continuing to reopen Gregory Street West between Gillies Street and Ring Road.
Regional Roads Victoria was contacted for comment.
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