Lockwood speed limit at intersection to be lowered


New 80km/h signs will be installed in Lockwood, about 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne, to reduce the risk of accidents

October 30, 2013

New 80km/h signs will be installed in Lockwood, about 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne, to reduce the risk of accidents.

The speed will be lowered near the intersection of Calder Alternative Highway and Bendigo-Maryborough Road.

Nine people were killed in the area in the last five years, and three were seriously injured.

Northern Victoria MP Wendy Lovell says the State Government has listened to the local community’s concerns about the safety of the intersection.

"The new speed limit provides a balance between safety and mobility that takes into account the surrounding rural environment," Lovell says.

"It will also provide drivers with an opportunity to slow down as they approach the intersection.

"The new 80km/h speed limits will be introduced on the Calder Alternative Highway 400 metres on both approaches to the Bendigo-Maryborough Road intersection and the new 80km/h signs will be clearly labelled ‘high risk area 80’."

VicRoads will introduce the new limit over the coming weeks.

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