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McCallum Street redesigned to address accidents

McCallum Street redesigned to address accidents

Some big changes are being planned for Swan Hill’s McCallum Street.

Thanks to VicRoads funding and recent design approval, the section of McCallum Street between High and Splatt streets will be reconfigured to address the high number of accidents that have occurred there over the past five years.

Council’s Director Infrastructure Svetla Petkova said there would be significant changes and improvements to the road layout and traffic flow in the area.

“The new design includes narrowing the section of McCallum Street between High and Splatt streets to single lane, installing a roundabout at the High Street intersection, and removing through-access at the Splatt Street intersection,” Ms Petkova said.

“Through-access will be removed by joining the centre median car parks on either side of the Splatt Street intersection, creating one large car park with more parking spaces. Access from Splatt Street into McCallum Street will be via left turns only.”

Ms Petkova added that while the design included some fairly substantial changes that could impact motorists, Council fully supported the design.

“The priority was to make this section of road safer for our community – and that’s what this design does,” she said.

“And to make sure our community is fully informed, we’re holding an information session that will outline all the proposed changes in full detail.”

The information session will be held on Wednesday, 23 May at 5.30pm at the Swan Hill Town Hall PACC. Plans will be on display and a brief presentation will start at 6pm. All community members are welcome.