A Colac resident says the site of an under-construction roundabout east of Colac is an “accident waiting to happen” and is calling for better lighting and signage.
The Major Road Projects Authority has installed a temporary roundabout at the Princes Highway’s intersection with the Colac-Ballarat Road, as contractors work to duplicate that section of highway, east of Colac.
Colac’s Amanda Holt said she became confused when driving through the new roundabout for the first time last week at about 10pm.
“Coming home in the dark there are no lights on that area, I found it quite confusing and didn’t really know where I was going; even though the lights are on in the car, there weren’t enough lights,” Ms Holt said.
“I understand it is nowhere near finished yet, but it’s an accident waiting to happen.”
Authorities have reduced the speed limit at the roundabout to 40 kilometres an hour, but Ms Holt said “even at that speed I was thinking ‘which way am I supposed to be going?”
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