A new roundabout is under construction along the Hume Fwy at the intersection of Seymour-Tooborac Rd, resulting in the north bound exit ramp being closed from Monday for about four weeks.
The Victorian Government is investing $1.1million into Towards Zero, a plan to reduce the state’s road toll to fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15 per cent.
From 2007-2017, there were 11 recorded crashes along Seymour-Tooborac Rd at the interchange with a total of 28 people injured.
The project is expected to run until May 2018, and on completion the Victorian Government hopes the roundabout will slow traffic down to a safer speed when exiting the Hume Fwy, reduce night-time crashes with improved street lighting, reduce potential high crash zones, and control traffic more safely in the intersection.
Crews will be working from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. During this time work will include construction staff accessing the area with large vehicles, some dust, noise and vibration, speed restrictions around construction areas, as well as some road closures and detours.
In a letter to local residents VicRoads acting manager operations (northern region) Jeff Black said plans have been made for any noisy activities to fall within normal working hours where possible, to keep disruptions to a minimum.
‘‘If access to your property or business is affected throughout the project for any reason, we will have traffic controllers onsite to help make access available,’’ he said.
‘‘We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work towards making the road safer for the community.’’
If you have any questions or concerns about the project, email NRengagement@roads.vic.gov.au