Intersection works to begin

Work will soon get under way to upgrade the intersection of Barringo and Hamilton roads in New Gisborne. 

The works aim to improve access and safety around the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct and expected for completion by July. 

Works will see a realigned intersection with a new roundabout to replace the current intersection. This will support the expected increase in traffic and pedestrians following the full development of the precinct. A signalised pedestrian crossing will also be installed to the west of the intersection at Hamilton Road and a zebra crossing along a raised platform to the north at Barringo Road. 

Construction will be staged to minimise disruption, with sequential closures expected to Hamilton Road (east), Hamilton Road (west) and Barringo Road. 

Traffic management, detours and signage will be in place during the works, with full road closures required at times. 

Drivers are advised to expect some delays, particularly as there are separate Hamilton Road reconstruction works currently underway from the Kilmore Road intersection. 

The intersection works are part of Stage One of the MRRSP. 

There was hope of an early opening of the stadium, however, the higher-than-average rainfall between November and January has resulted in the opening date returning to July 2024.