Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced work has started on improvements to the intersection at Melrose Drive and Eggleston Crescent in Chifley.
“The intersection was planned to be changed in 2012, preventing a right hand turn from Eggleston Crescent, however we received feedback from the community that further improvements were needed,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“As such, TAMS will be installing traffic lights at the intersection over the coming weeks to improve safety and access in the area. The new traffic lights will be coordinated with existing traffic lights at the intersection of Melrose Drive and Botany Street.
“Residents in the area may have noticed some preliminary works have already started, with the project due for completion by the end of May.
“The speed limit for a section of Melrose Drive between Hindmarsh Drive and Yarra Glenn will also be reduced from 70 to 60 kilometres per hour.
“The change to the speed limit will come into effect on Monday 19 May 2014. Variable message boards will be installed in the week leading up to the change to advise motorists and remain in place for another week after the change.
“The new traffic lights and reduced speed will also provide for safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.
This $380,000 project is funded by Roads ACT through our Capital Upgrades Program. The work is being conducted by Roads ACT as part of works funded by the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.
(Media Release Shane Rattenbury)