Northern Star Weekly
6 February 2018
Work has started on the construction of an Epping North roundabout residents fear will endanger their safety.
Construction of the Lyndarum Drive and Great Brome Avenue roundabout began on January 22.
Councillors voted in November to build a $350,000 roundabout at the intersection, despite objections from the community.
The intersection has been the site of six casualty crashes in the past five years, including one that resulted in serious injuries.
In that period, there were also at least eight other crashes in which no one was injured.
Council has described the intersection as having the worst crash and speeding statistics in the municipality.
Residents, including Gabi Alleyne, asked the council to consider installing speed bumps instead of a roundabout.
She said residents feared speeding drivers would rush through the roundabout, jeopardising the safety of residents.
The work is expected to be completed by the end of March.
The intersection is expected to be partially closed during construction, resulting in minor traffic delays.
The project has been funded by the Black Spot Program and the federal government’s Road to Recovery program.