Update - August 2022

Asphalting works across August 

Crews will be working across August to rehabilitate the existing roads along Ballarat-Carngham Road and La Trobe Street.

Business access will be retained during works, with some temporary access changes in place, and traffic flow will be retained in all direction outside of designated closure periods.

Additional traffic management will be in place during this period of work and motorists can expect changed traffic conditions along La Trobe Street and Ballarat-Carngham Road.

If travelling through this area plan ahead to avoid delays or consider taking an alternative route.

This phase of work will require crews to close Ballarat-Carngham Road for up to one day or over one night. 

Timeframes for the completion of this work are heavily dependent on favourable weather conditions, including temperature. Further information about this closure period will be provided when known.

General construction

Work will be undertaken between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Some weekend work will be required on occasion. Night works may be required at times to limit disruptions.

Traffic management will be in place, including 40 km/h limits and partial and full lane closures along La Trobe Street, Learmonth Road, Wiltshire Lane and Ballarat-Carngham Road at various stages.

Access to businesses will be maintained during works, however, the contractor may need to work with traders at certain times to arrange for brief closures at these access points, at their best convenience.

This is a complex upgrade to a major intersection and significant delays are expected during works, particularly during peak periods.

Map showing La Trobe Street and Wiltshire Lane intersection upgrade

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Background

This intersection links Ballarat-Carngham Road and Learmonth Street and is critical connection point to Sebastopol, Lucas and Delacombe. 

The current roundabout is often heavily congested at peak times and does not cater for Ballarat’s population growth.

Approximately 20,000 vehicles use this intersection each day, including around 1200 vehicles per hour during the busiest times.

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Benefits

The upgrade will include:

  • replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and dedicated turning lanes
  • adding bicycle boxes at traffic lights
  • extending the central medians and installing dedicated U-turn areas
  • installing new lighting and landscaping.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this project please contact us.

Email: [email protected]
Call:   133 RRV

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