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Friday, 15 June 2018

15June, 2018


Bendigo drivers are experiencing a smootherjourney with the newly constructed side of Napier Street now open to two-waytraffic.


Over the past three months, a new two lane roadhas been built, along with kerb and channel works, a raised central median andlighting have been installed between Willman Court and Hamelin Street.


In another sign of progress the Hamelin Streetand Heinz Street intersection has reopened to traffic with the next phase ofworks to focus on the area between Scott Street and Hamelin Street.


For the next six weeks, works will focus onbuilding two new lanes, kerb, channel and pedestrian lights. 


Traffic will be diverted along the Holy RosaryPrimary School side, as works ramp up closest to the White Hills BotanicGardens.

The works are part ofa $30.4 million Andrews Labor Government upgrade to improve traffic flow andtransport options on a key 2.9 kilometre stretch of Napier Street (MidlandHighway), between Weeroona Avenue and Hall Street.


The project will significantly improve the waypeople and traffic move through this busy and fast-growing area by creatingmore reliable journeys and improving safety for all drivers, cyclists andpedestrians.


VicRoads is continuing to engage with residentsand businesses throughout the project, about community needs.


Works to relocate underground servicesincluding telecommunications, gas and water are progressing well.


Construction works are on track to be completedby mid-2019.

Quotesattributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan 

“We’re astep closer to fixing Napier Street by making it safer, less congested andsuitable for freight and tourist traffic.”

“NapierStreet is yet another example of how we’re supporting regional communities growby investing in our regional road network.”

“I want tothank local residents and businesses for their patience during this disruptionas these works were delivered.”

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