Update

The relocation of services is well underway at this important intersection. The new water main has already been completed. Our crews are working to relocate telecommunication assets. Powercor started relocating power underground in early May. All service relocation works are expected to be completed by early August 2020, weather permitting. 

Please be aware of changed traffic and pedestrian conditions, follow instructions carefully, including reducing your speed We recommend you plan and allow a little extra travel time.

Work to install traffic signals, a dedicated right turn lane and left turn slip lanes will commence late 2020. We’ll be staging the works to avoid poor weather conditions that could impact the project.  Works are planned to be completed by mid-2022.

Find out more about projects in the Gisborne area.

Gisborne Area Projects

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Overview

To support the growth and development of the Gisborne area, the Victorian Government is investing $11.7 million to upgrade the Station/Saunders Roads (Gisborne-Kilmore Road) intersection in New Gisborne.

Based on our planning investigations and consultation with the community, we’ve developed a solution to upgrade this busy intersection to:

  • improve traffic flow
  • improve safety for pedestrians
  • improve safety for cyclists
  • support the local economy
  • support the efficiency of the road network.

From 2011–2014, we worked with Macedon Ranges Shire Council to investigate options to improve the way people and traffic move through the busy and growing Gisborne area. This included:

  • community consultation
  • stakeholder meetings to hear ideas from the local community groups
  • information gathering about traffic volume and movement including data on pedestrians and other road users
  • engaging specialist traffic engineer advice
  • drafting concept designs.

As a result of our investigations, we have already upgraded the Calder Freeway - Station Road intersections with the installation of two roundabouts.

Details

Our design for the Station Road and Saunders Road intersection upgrade includes:

  • installation of traffic lights
  • dedicated right turn out of Saunders Road
  • left-turn slip lanes to help vehicles turn into and out of Saunders Road
  • new pedestrian operated crossings including traffic lights across Station Road to the shared paths near the intersection and a zebra crossing to be installed in the north bound service lane of Station Road.

Benefits

Traffic signals will:

  • increase safety at the intersection, especially for pedestrians accessing nearby aged care and childcare, local schools and train station
  • reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for local and commuting traffic
  • improve safety and efficiency for heavy trucks and vehicles accessing New Gisborne’s industrial precinct
  • support Gisborne’s local economy by facilitating the growth of New Gisborne’s industrial precinct
  • support active transport for locals making short trips within the Gisborne area.

Get in touch

If you’d like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email:   nrengagement@roads.vic.gov.au
Write:   Regional Roads Victoria, 53-61 Lansell Street, East Bendigo, VIC 3550