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City of Ballarat Community Magazine September 2009
CURRENT COUNCIL ROADWORKS
The following construction works are about to begin or are currently in
Description of Works
Installation of traffic
signals and ancillary
Further information is available from www.ballarat.vic.gov.au
Residents and businesses directly affected by these projects will receive
information from Council detailing the location and impact of the works.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to approach the areas with caution
and comply with speed restrictions.
Enforceable speed restriction signage is installed at many of the
construction sites for the safety of road users, pedestrians and
construction personnel. Drivers are urged to comply with the lower speed
limits at all sites.
Enquiries regarding these works should be directed to Council's Customer
Service Centre by calling 5320 5500.
(Ring Road --
Asphalt bicycle path
Various locations Concrete footpath
Making Ballarat's roads safer
Council has a significant amount of roadworks scheduled for this financial
year. The total budget for road projects is $14.2 million. This is $1.5
million more than last financial year, because Council has received extra
Council has received $2.8 million from the Federal Government's
Blackspot Program to carry out safety improvements at 11 locations. Four
of these projects are about to begin and are required to be finished by the
end of December:
• Grant Street and Vickers Street intersection
• Pickford's Road near Coghills Creek Road
• Pleasant Street and Leith Street intersection
• Armstrong Street and Market Street intersection
A further seven Blackspot projects will be completed by the end of the
• Sturt Street and Armstrong Street intersection;
• Bell Street and Ripon Street intersection;
• Wendouree Parade, Cardigan Street and Haddon Street intersection;
• Gillies Street and Kennedys Road intersection;
• Eureka Street and Queen Street intersection;
• Clayton Street, Joseph Street and Spencer Street intersection; and
• Humffray Street and Eastwood Street intersection.
A significant amount of planning is taking place to ensure the roadworks
are scheduled so they won't interfere with events or cause too much
inconvenience for motorists.
Residents and businesses directly affected by these projects will be
contacted by Council.
The major roadworks will be listed in Council's Notice Board ad that
appears in The Courier on Saturdays. Residents are also advised about
these works in myballarat.
Above: Recent footpath works at Wendouree
Above: The intersection of Sturt and Armstrong streets will be upgraded using
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