Works Scheduled for Intersection

The Bass Coast Shire Community Road safety Committee is calling on residents to continue to be extra vigilant this summer around the Lance Creek intersection where the Wonthaggi-Korumburra Road intersects with West Creek Road, Glen Alvie Road and Bird Road.

Another accident at the site in mid-October lead to a public show of concern regarding the danger of the intersection, including people who had been involved in accidents or had near misses at this intersection.

Despite several road safety improvement treatments employed during this time to improve safety, accidents and near misses are still being reported.

Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, said an on-site meeting was held in early November between VicRoads, Bass Coast Shire Council and Victoria Police.

“The aim of the meeting was to identify short, medium and long term safety improvement actions relating to the intersection,” Ms Sist said.

“The investigation has been able to identify short, medium and long term actions designed to improve the safety of the intersection.

“Some short term work which is currently being completed includes the reinstatement of line marking and the trimming and removal of trees.

“Some medium and long term actions identified through the investigation include reinstatement of rumble strips, installing guardrail around the power pole and investigation into realigning the road.”

Ms Sist identified that line marking had been reinstated at the intersection and on approaches and that vegetation was being removed along the approaches to the intersection to improve visibility around the intersection.

“Council and VicRoads were working together to put in place some medium term safety improvements in relation to rumble strips and improved signage at the location with some of this work being completed by Christmas,” Ms Sist said.

The Committee urged people to continue to be careful around the intersection and encouraged the community to continue reporting local road safety issues and concerns to relevant authorities.

“During any works that are undertaken, traffic management will be in place,” Ms Sist said.

“It is essential that all members of the public obey the signage and directions given, for the safety of themselves, other members of the public and the workers.

“In these times, the areas become a work zone, and members of the public should not enter the zone unless travelling in their normal activities.”