By Jessica Micallef
Macedon Ranges motorists can look forward to safer roads.
Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said work is underway to build two roundabouts, new road safety barriers and implement an overtaking lane between Romsey and Monegeetta.
A roundabout will be built at Barry and Main streets to improve safety and traffic flow at the busy intersection in Romsey.
Construction of roundabout at Melbourne-Lancefield Road and Gisborne-Kilmore Road in Monegeetta
is also underway.
A northbound overtaking lane and new safety barriers are also being added to Melbourne-Lancefield Road.
The barriers will be installed centerline and on the roadside in high risk locations.
Ms Thomas said the upgrades would go a long way in improving road safety.
“We’ve listened to the community and we are making sure these high-risk intersections are much safer by building two new roundabouts – which are proven to drastically reduce the risk of crashes,” she said.
“We’re also installing new barriers and an overtaking lane on Melbourne-Lancefield Road to help give drivers a safer journey on this key route.”
The Barry Street roundabout is expected to be completed by June, while works on Melbourne-Lancefield Road are expected be completed mid to late 2020.
To keep track of the projects, visit: regionalroads.vic.gov.au