Dangerous Nhill intersection of Victoria and Nelson streets made more safe

The notorious intersection of Nelson and Victoria streets in Nhill is now more safe with flashing warning lights of the merging roads. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS
The notorious intersection of Nelson and Victoria streets in Nhill is now more safe with flashing warning lights of the merging roads. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

ONE of the most notoriously dangerous bends in the Wimmera has been made more safe.

The corner of Victoria and Nelson streets, Nhill is one of the town’s busiest intersections, and has been the location of many car crashes.

The state government allocated $45,000 in March to install flashing signage and safety bollards to alert drivers of the sudden bend in the road.

Improvements will also encourage drivers to reduce their speed as they approach the bend.

It is estimated that about 5000 vehicles the section of the Western Highway each day.

The funding package was made available through the state government’s Building Our Regions fund.

Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the community had strongly advocated for safety upgrades to the site.

“We’ve listened to the community and worked to make this dangerous corner much safer, thanks to a simple package of upgrades,” she said.

“We know this corner needed some work and these improvements will force drivers to slow down, which will make it a much safer corner.”