Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has secured funding for two intersection upgrades in Benalla to improve safety and prevent crashes.

Ms Symes today announced $105,000 for Benalla Rural City Council to improve two intersections on the Midland Highway – at Cowan Street in Benalla and Gandini Lane in Lima East.

Council has contributed $25,000 to the two projects, which are both expected to be completed mid-year.

New street lighting will be installed at the intersection of Cowan Street and the Midland Highway to improve visibility for approaching drivers, following community feedback that the intersection can be difficult to see at night.

Sealing works and associated drainage works at the intersection of Gandini Lane and the Midland Highway will make the road safer.

“These relatively minor improvements to these intersections will improve safety for all road users, including cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers,” Ms Symes said.

Both of these projects are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Building Our Region’s fund which supports VicRoads to work with community and local councils to deliver projects at a low cost with greater value.

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