A dangerous Smythesdale road is set to receive more $360,000 worth of upgrades to improve safety.
Golden Plains Shire Council will receive the funding to improve Craddocks Road in Smythesdale as part of the federal government's black spot program.
Between 2015 and 2019, there were three crashes on Craddocks Road, all on the road's curves. Two of those crashes resulted in serious injuries while one resulted in a minor injury.
Council said on a road with a 'very low' volume of traffic, this was considered a high rate of crashes.
Craddocks Road is also lined by a number of hazardous trees which are not currently protected by guard fencing.
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Safety barriers will be installed along the curves in the 1.4-kilometre stretch of road between Short Road and Whites Road, including a barrier line along the road's entire length with no overtaking.
New signage will also be installed on the road, with an advised speed limit of 60km/h through the three curves on the road.
As part of the upgrade, the intersection of Craddocks Road and Turnbull Court will be upgraded with new give way signs and lines.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Helena Kirby said the funding was excellent news for local residents and drivers in the Smythesdale and Haddon areas.
"The added safety barriers, barrier line and improved signage will help make Craddocks Road safer, and address concerns raised following three accidents in the past several years," she said.
"Council is pleased that its nomination of the road for black spot funding has been successful, and that we can now deliver this $360,000 road safety project for our community."
The project is expected to be completed by June next year.
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