EDIT RIAL Traf­fic lights so­lu­tion

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Letter To The Editor -

Any­one that trav­els west along the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way into the cen­tre of Yar­ra­wonga can see the Woods Road in­ter­sec­tion is one of the worst and most dan­ger­ous in­ter­sec­tions in town as well as be­ing a dis­as­ter wait­ing to hap­pen.

With the east­ern side of Yar­ra­wonga grow­ing rapidly with new com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial struc­tures, this in­ter­sec­tion can’t re­ceive a makeover quick enough.

VicRoads have recog­nised that over the last decade there has been a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in traf­fic vol­umes and the high­way has seen an in­crease in crashes.

Now with the Fed­eral and Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ments part­ner­ing to in­ject $20 mil­lion for works to in­crease safety along the high­way be­tween Echuca and Yar­ra­wonga, the in­clu­sive plan­ning for a round­about on this in­ter­sec­tion will de­crease the num­ber of dan­gers and take away the risk of a pos­si­ble fa­tal­ity.

News of a safer in­ter­sec­tion is wel­com­ing but with fur­ther growth east of Yar­ra­wonga and the move of more sport­ing and school­ing fa­cil­i­ties on the south­ern fringe, is a round­about enough?

Traf­fic lights may just be the bet­ter so­lu­tion.

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