IN RESPONSE to ongoing concerns, VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Ogilvy Street.
The signals will be altered to:
• Implement fully controlled right turns. This means that all vehicles turning right will now get either a red or green turning arrow.
• Install flashing LED ‘Give Way to Peds’ signs, on the north-west and south-east corners.
The changes are aimed to reduce conflict between right turners and straight through traffic and help minimise the risk to pedestrians.
VicRoads has recently increased the green time for highway traffic to allow trucks more time to pass through the intersection.
In addition, highway traffic will have priority at night where there is no side traffic.
The council’s Economic Development and Tourism manager Renae Littlejohn is pleased with the proposed signal changes.
“VicRoads has spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the operation of the traffic signals since their introduction.
“These changes reflect the findings of their review and will help make the intersections safer and assist with traffic flow.”
VicRoads and the council ask motorists to allow extra time for reduced speed limits and possible delays in the area while the works are carried out and thank all road users for their patience while these important changes are made.
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