Busy Grovedale road gets upgrade

August 17, 2023 7:54 am in by
Pictured L-R: Mayor Trent Sullivan, Principal Tina Barnett, School Captains Isabelle Petsas and Amaya Lesko, Libby Coker MP, and Assistant Principal Graham Byworth. (Image Supplied).

A stretch of road in Grovedale will be getting a $1.2 million upgrade under the federal government’s Black Spot Program.

The section of Marshalltown Road at the Grovedale Primary School intersection will see several new safety features added.

Construction will start on new wombat crossings on each approach to the existing roundabout, reconstruction of the centre island and splitter islands, a new asphalt surface, road drainage and upgraded street lighting.

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“The Grovedale Primary School community are all very pleased that the Bailey Street and Marshalltown Road area has been identified for such significant upgrades,” Grovedale Primary School Principal Tina Barnett said.

“It’s a busy area and we know that this investment from the Federal Government will improve the safety of our children and their families for years to come,” she said.

“Along with our School Council, we have been advocating for preventative measures to be installed since mid-2022 and this announcement has come as a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of protecting our local community members of all ages.”

It’s one of several black spot road projects in the federal electorate of Corangamite that will receive more than $2.3 million worth of upgrades.