ROAD users are being urged to take notice and care of changing traffic conditions at the Doyles Road and Midland Highway intersection, with construction works being carried out on the roundabout causing lane changes and restricted turning movements.
These changed traffic conditions will remain in place for the next two months while the first half of the new dual lane roundabout is being constructed.
VicRoads acting regional director, Nathan Mullanesaid, “Traffic heading east on the Midland Highway (towards Benalla) will no longer be able to do a u-turn at the roundabout in order to head back into Shepparton.
“Traffic will be required to travel straight past the roundabout and turn right into the service road near the Holden/Ford car dealerships before being able to head back into Shepparton while the roundabout is being constructed.
“Trucks accessing Mooroopna, Benalla or East Shepparton are now being detoured via New Dookie Road, Central Avenue and Poplar Avenue. Traffic lights are now installed at the intersection of Midland Highway and Central Avenue to assist trucks crossing the Midland Highway while the detours are in place between now and the end of June.
“Cars on Doyles Road will be detoured via Florence Street and Enterprise Drive and heavy vehicles travelling north south will continue to be encouraged to avoid the area by using the Goulburn Valley Highway (Wyndham Street).
“East West traffic along the Midland Highway and past the roundabout is planned to be maintained at all times but there will be restricted turning movements and minor delays while works are in progress.
“This is an important project for VicRoads and the Shepparton community and will be completed by the end of June.”