ROADS around Rye and Tootgarook are about to get a safety upgrade as part of a program to target dangerous intersections.
Seven intersections will be upgraded with compact roundabouts, speed cushions or raised intersections, courtesy of the federal government’s Black Spot program. Black Spot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring or are at risk of occurring.
The intersections to receive compact roundabouts are Field Street and Shirlow Avenue, Hygeia Street and Bimble Street, Ozone Street and Bimble Street and Government Road and Waratah Street. Speed cushions will be installed at Field and Marshall streets and Alma and Plain streets and a raised intersection at Darvall and Alma streets. Speed limits will be reduced from the default 50kph to 40kph, and 20kph in the Napier Street Plaza area.
There will be a community information session where residents can meet traffic and transport officials at Rye Community House, on Thursday 14 December from 3-7pm.