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Image: Merrivale Drive from the McMeekin Road end.

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Image: Merrivale Drive from the McMeekin Road end.

Warrnambool and Port Fairy Share In Safe Travel in Local Streets Program

The State Government has announced that Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland will be among a number of regional areas to share in a new $20 million dollar Safe Travel in Local Streets program.

The new program will work with councils and communities to improve high-risk local roads, with Regional Roads Victoria working with councils to design upgrades that address safety issues in areas with a high crash history.

In the south-west, Warrnambool City Council will upgrade Merrivale Drive between McMeekin Road and Wellington Street, including raised pedestrian crossing, kerb ‘outstands’, pedestrian islands, speed humps and bicycle lane markings.

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In Port Fairy a new roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Bank and James Streets, with works set to begin next week.

“We’re working closely with councils on safety upgrades right across Victoria, addressing community concerns and improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll.

The program is part of the State Government's $1.4 billion investment in reducing road trauma in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission.

The upgrades will be delivered by local councils and will be completed by mid-2021.

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