Government installs boom gates to improve safety


Boom gates have been installed at a major Victorian regional city in an effort to improve road safety

May 15, 2012

Boom gates have been installed at a major Victorian regional city in an effort to improve road safety between Bendigo and Eaglehawk.

The state’s government installed the gates at Holdsworth Road at North Bendigo at a cost of $685,000.

Transport Minister Terry Mulder says the Holdsworth Road level crossing now has boom barriers and cantilever lights in addition to upgraded flashing lights and warning bells.

The government says the level crossing is in a residential area and the busy road is used to access the Midland Highway.

Mulder says a further two safety upgrades are planned at the Thunder Street and Weroona Avenue level crossings in Bendigo on the Bendigo to Swan Hill line.

"It is important that all Victorians continue to take care at all level crossings, regardless of whether the crossing has safety signage or flashing lights with or without boom barriers," he says.




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