Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Willy Road

Now you see it, now you don't.

The horse trough on the south west corner of Ingles St has been dismantled and rebuilt just a few metres from its original location as part of re-modelling this intersection. This is one of several such horse troughs in Port Melbourne reminding us of when horses pulled the heavy freight on these routes.
It is a broad and wide intersection where heavy and light vehicles cross each other's path. Thankfully it will soon become safer.
As part of VicRoads Safer Road Infrastructure Program, $270,000 has been allocated to remodel the traffic signal to provide mast arms and fully controlled right turns on the Ingles St (north) and Normanby Road (east) approaches. LRF traffic signal lanterns and skid resistant pavement surfacing will form part of the upgrade.