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Wonthaggi closer to traffic lights

WORKS to install traffic lights at the infamous Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and Bass Highway intersection in Wonthaggi have begun. The $3.765 million project to install traffic lights at the intersection has been long-awaited by the Wonthaggi community. Works to remove nearby trees and relocate telecommunications

Leongatha traffic lights to change

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.

Highway realignment 20 years in the making

AFTER almost 20 years of talking about it, the dangerous bends on the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan will be bypassed. The details of the $50 million project, jointly funded by State and Federal governments, were revealed on Wednesday last week when

Gippsland roads on VicRoads’ agenda

MORE than 130 people died on Gippsland roads between 2012 and 2016, and one notorious area is between Anderson and Phillip Island. At a VicRoads feedback session in Wonthaggi, a map marking serious injuries and deaths in country Victoria showed there had been 1747

Successful driving program took off from Wonthaggi

IT HAS been 10 years since a former Bass Coast Police sergeant launched a driving program for young people in the area. The L2P program was so successful, VicRoads got involved early-on to see it rolled out across the state. Following his retirement as

2017 Nissan Navara takes reputation to new level

NISSAN has made a number of updates to its popular Navara model range this year and the feedback from customers at Edneys in Leongatha could not be more favourable. With more than 80 years’ experience designing, developing and building vehicles in this important light-commercial

Funds approved for Island roundabout

THE Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the

Better roads for Bass Coast

VICROADS officers visited Wonthaggi last week to engage with locals and with 12 officers ready to answer questions, there were no quiet moments. In the old Wonthaggi Post Office, spread out across the room were maps, feedback forms and frightening statistics. Between 2012 and

Slow down or cop fine near emergency workers

THE State Government has introduced new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads. Drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding. After passing

Ashley’s 10 years of top service

TYREPOWER Wonthaggi manager Ashley England has been congratulated and recognised for 10 years of service. Since starting at the service centre part-time as a 16 year-old in high school, Ashley has risen through the ranks to the role of manager, due to his hard

Stolen car torched in Inverloch

A STOLEN car used in a burglary in the early hours of Sunday, July 2, was torched shortly afterwards. Police and local firefighters were called to an address on Bear Street, Inverloch, at around 4.40am where a silver Toyota Kluger was found alight. Earlier

Cycling hazard to be fixed

VICROADS has responded to calls for works on a dangerous stretch of road on the outskirts of Wonthaggi that has troubled cyclists and caused numerous accidents. The 300m to 400m stretch of road along Korumburra-Wonthaggi road between Heslop and Lynnes Road has seen at

Long wait for traffic lights

Wonthaggi intersection won’t be complete until late next year THE long-awaited traffic lights at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and the Bass Highway at Wonthaggi are still a while off, with the project expected to be completed in late 2018. Funding for the installation