New roundabout means safer driving

It seems to have taken ages to complete and it’s really slowed down traffic for some time but at last the $1.44m upgrade of the Galena, Talc and Mercury Streets intersection and new roundabout is complete.

The intersection was identified for reconstruction and fully funded under the Federal Government’s Road Safety Stimulus Program.

Broken Hill Council’s Chief Assets & Projects Officer, Codie Howard, said seeing the troublesome intersection receive much needed attention was pleasing.

“This intersection had been the site of several serious multi-vehicle accidents in recent years so it’s great to be able to improve safety for drivers in this location,” said Mr Howard.

“It’s been a huge project, and I want to thank everyone at Council, Essential Energy, Vertex Power and Process, and GTE who worked together to get it completed.”

Mr Howard also wished to thank everyone for their patience and support during the work.

“I really want to thank all the motorists, and the business owners in particular, for their patience during this project. We know road works can be irritating for those affected but I think this upgrade was definitely well worth the inconvenience.

“I also want to thank the government for their generous contribution to this project through the Safer Roads Program.”

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