Safety concerns have been raised again after a car crashed into a building at Longford's Marlborough and Wellington streets intersection last week.
A vehicle drove into the former Longford Antiques building on Sunday morning, following a crash, and the building's owner Robert Henley said it was lucky no one was walking by.
"It's one of those really dangerous intersections. It has been a problem for years and years," he said.
"When I was running the shop, there was a near miss nearly everyday, you could hear it."
The Northern Midlands Council is exploring options for the intersection, after it conducted a traffic survey of the intersections of Marlborough and Lyttleton streets.
The report is finished and will be tabled at a future council meeting.
Mayor Mary Knowles confirmed the report had been discussed at a workshop, but the council wanted more options proposed before tabling it.
Concerns on pedestrian safety were raised with the council in September 2019, when a crash caused damage to Sticky Beaks Cafe and since then more residents have been calling for a solution.
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The intersection consists of state and council owned roads. State Growth Minister Michael Ferguson said a way forward would be found.
"This intersection has been raised with me, following which I drove out personally to look at it," he said.
"A minor upgrade is needed. Given both the crash history and the fact there is an intersection of council and state roads, I will ensure that together we will find a way forward that is suitable and acceptable to the council."
A number of solutions have been proposed by residents, including bollards to protect pedestrians if any crashes did occur.
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