Greta resident says recent intersection works will save lives
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LIFESAVER: Greta CFA brigade secretary Kaylene Hooper is convinced that lives will be saved after a “deathtrap” crossroads in the rural hamlet was altered into a shaped T-intersection. PHOTO Kieren Tilly

GRETA residents are convinced recent alterations to a ‘deathtrap’ crossroad intersection in the heart of the small rural hamlet will save lives.

As part of its Safer Roads program, Regional Roads Victoria (VicRoads) spent just under $250,000 to offset the alignment of Glenrowan-Moyhu Road’s intersection with Wangaratta-Kilfeera Road, changing what used to be a dangerous crossroad into a shaped T-intersection requiring traffic on the now slightly dog-legged Glenrowan Moyhu Road to stop at the ‘Giveway’ signs.

Rural City of Wangaratta manager of infrastructure, Marcus Goonan, said addressing safety concerns at the intersection of both council managed roads had been on the radar for sometime, and the original intent was a significant redesign which would have involved land acquisition and a far greater cost, if and when such funding was available.

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