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Intersection closures at Castlemaine, Harcourt and Faraday

Forest and Bowden intersection

An upgrade of the Forest and Bowden street intersection in Castlemaine will improve visibility and safety for pedestrians and motorists.

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Mount Alexander Shire Council is upgrading three intersections around the shire, which may temporarily impact some motorists over coming weeks.

The Castlemaine intersection of Forest and Bowden streets will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from Monday 12 February until Friday 2 March.

The major intersection will be completely reconstructed to improve the safety and visibility for motorists and pedestrians. The new intersection will include a refuge island to assist with pedestrian safety.

Road closure details and alternate routes will be signposted a week in advance and throughout the closure period.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to allow extra travel time when driving in the vicinity, especially during peak periods.

While there will be a temporary inconvenience, the works will create an improved intersection for years to come.

Other construction works around the shire include an upgrade of McIvor Road and Harmony Way intersection at North Harcourt. The intersection will be closed to traffic until Monday 5 February.

Traffic will be able to travel along Harmony Way and McIvor Road. However, access to McIvor Road will be via Market Street and Eagles Road. Detour signs are in place. Please allow some extra travel time.

Works will also soon commence to upgrade the Golden Point Road and Harmony Way intersection at Faraday. The intersection will be closed from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February. Signs will be in place to mark the detour along the Pyrenees Highway.

Drivers are urged to slow down, follow traffic signs and approach intersections with caution. Council has notified affected residents, and apologises for the inconvenience.

The construction works are funded by Federal Government Roads to Recovery program.

Image: Works will soon start on the upgrade of the Forest and Bowden streets intersection in Castlemaine.

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