Colac receives millions for 40kmh Murray Street

The speed limit along Colac’s Murray Street will drop to 40kmh during the day, with the Federal Government spending $1.9 million to install electronic signs and other traffic treatments in central Colac.

The funding will cover electronic speed signs and upgrades at the Gellibrand Street intersection, including green arrow upgrades on most approaches, a pedestrian island and more.

Murray Street is Colac’s central thoroughfare, and roads authorities previously indicated they were investigating speed limit reductions in Colac’s CBD to improve pedestrian safety and promised to “keep the community informed of any updates”.

The 40kmh speed limits were raised in Colac Otway Shire Council’s CBD and Entrances Project, adopted in 2012.

See Friday’s Colac Herald for the full story.

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