Traffic light works to start


VICROADS will begin construction on the Tuckfield Street and Marlin Drive traffic lights next week, after years of community campaigning.
Bellarine MP Lisa Neville said pedestrians and school children would benefit from the $962,000 intersection upgrade.
“This upgrade will significantly improve safety for all road users,” she said.
Mrs Neville said the lights would also improve traffic flow during peak periods at the intersection.
In February, The Voice received information from VicRoads that works would begin in March. However, Vicroads Regional Director, Mark Koliba, said there had been no delay.
Rather, he said, this referred to preliminary works, such as tree removal and moving the Star of the Sea student crossing.
During the construction of the lights the crossing will be relocated 200m to the north.
Vicroads will widen the existing intersection to include dedicated turning lanes into Marlin Drive from Tuckfield Street.
The upgrade will also include new line marking and lighting, and a new bus shelter and dedicated bus bay on Tuckfield Street, near Watkin Street.
The works are expected to be complete by late July with minor delays expected for motorists during the construction.
The expected time of completion has not changed.