Inverloch,
30
April
2015
|
02:35
Australia/Melbourne

A Safer Surf Parade

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Bass Coast Shire Council has obtained Federal Government Black Spot funding to increase safety for motorists and pedestrians at six sites along Surf Parade in Inverloch.

Black Spot funding is for sites where there has been a number of incidents such as casualty crashes.

Council has engaged ADA Constructions Pty Ltd to undertake these Black Spot Program related construction works, with work planned to start on Monday, 11 May.

Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, said the emphasis of the project is to improve the level of safety along the busy road, especially during peak summer periods.

“The works include the installation of traffic calming devices and reinstatement of line-marking at major intersections,” Ms Sist said.

“This project provides extensive benefits, such as creating low speed environment to maximise pedestrian safety, with improved road safety, and more visible and safer intersections.”

There may be disruptions to the public and road users during these works.

Council will try to minimise the inconvenience to all road users and surrounding businesses and residents.

All property owners that may be directly affected have been given advance notice of the works.

Ms Sist said the design of the traffic alming devices takes into account the potential construction of a path along Surf Parade in the future.

“These works will achieve their aim of increased safety, regardless of whether a path is constructed.”