PUTTING up a set of traffic lights at Wonthaggi’s most difficult intersection isn’t as easy as it might seem.
Over the weekend, preliminary works were stepped up a notch with a major power upgrade going on, associated with the traffic lights.
New, taller high voltage poles and lines were being erected while traffic was carefully guided through the works area, helping to maintain traffic flow while also safeguarding workers.
The works went ahead for most of the weekend but will have to be scaled back significantly when Wonthaggi hosts the first grand final of the new-look West Gippsland competition this Saturday.
The $3.765 million project is expected to see lights controlling the intersection by mid-to-late next year, which does seem an awful long time to wait.
Traffic lights already stopping traffic