Last week, Ararat Rural City Council underwent works on Albert Street to help ensure the safety of vehicles transiting through Ararat.
In an effort to prevent large vehicles colliding with the rail bridge, the council have installed a gantry just before the underpass.
According to the Building and Construction Victoria a "gantry" is a structure, which covers a public way and provides protection from both sides and overhead.
Ararat City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the work on Albert Street between High Street and Currajong Avenue will bring road safety improvements for motorists travelling through the north-south corridor of Ararat.
"Rail bridges can be struck due to low clearance for vehicles, resulting in overhead damage and traffic disruption," Dr Harrison said.
"The new gantry with a low clearance sign and reflective markings will reduce the likelihood of larger vehicles hitting the bridge and improve the safety of motorists using Albert Street".
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Also included in the council's works are new line markings on the road, replacement of old road signs and newly painted while poles.
"As well as the gantry, old road signage has been replaced on Albert Street alerting drivers about the low-clearance bridge," Dr Harrison said.
"Drainage works were carried out at the bridge - an extension of pipes to prevent scouring happening down along the side walls.
"Our team also removed debris and cleaned out the gutters along the road underpass beneath the rail line.
"Council will continue to work towards ensuring the safe and efficient movement of vehicles throughout our city."
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