Developer funds service station road works in Ravenswood

The site of the Ravenswood service station in June.

The site of the Ravenswood service station in June.

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THE developer of a new service station on the Calder Highway near Ravenswood has funded the road works required on the two existing centre median openings, south and north of the service station. 

On Friday, VicRoads announced 10 weeks of road works would begin near the new service station from Monday.

The announcement follows a disagreement earlier in the year between the road authority and the service station's developer, Milemaker, over who would fund the upgrades. 

At the time, Milemaker said it did not want to pay for the new median breaks, largely because they would need to be removed in a few years to make way for the Ravenswood Interchange.

VicRoads northern regional director Mal Kersting said the scheduled works were funded by the developer.

"A planning permit was issued by the City of Greater Bendigo for private developer funded works for a service centre at the north bound rest area on the Calder Highway, south of Ravenswood," he said. 

"The conditions of the permit require the developer to ensure the safety for all motorists using the Calder Highway and its facilities in the vicinity of the service centre.

"Works involve changes to the two existing centre median openings, south and north of the service station.

"These changes will provide safer access for vehicles entering and exiting the service station.

"These works are entirely funded by the developer."

Drivers on the Calder Highway during the 10-week period can expect minor delays and changes to traffic conditions.

Lane closures and reduced speed limits will apply, including 40km/h and 60km/h during working times and 80km/h outside of work times. 

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