March 6, 2018


Works are underway on the $2.4 million upgrade of the Gisborne Road and Holts Lane intersection in Bacchus Marsh, which will boost safety and improve traffic flow for the thousands of drivers that use it daily.

Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today welcomed the upgrade, which includes new line markings, a redesigned intersection and widened pedestrian refuges within the road.

“The Gisborne Road/Holts Lane junction is used by over 5,000 vehicles per day,” Mr Howard said.

“Bacchus Marsh is growing rapidly, with its population expected to more than double by 2041.

“These works will add extra lanes on Gisborne Road to increase capacity, including adding a dedicated lane for southbound traffic to access the Western Freeway.

“Also included are upgraded footpaths; a new link on the north-western corner and a new traffic island on Holts Lane (east of Gisborne Road) to separate traffic lanes and improve safety.

“The Andrews Labor Government is working to reduce traffic congestion across the town and improve safety for those who live and work in the area and depend on local roads each day.”

A reduced 40km/h speed limit will apply during works. The speed limit is currently 60km/h on Gisborne Road and 50km/h limit on Holts Lane.

Works are expected to be complete by mid-2018.