A $250,000 upgrade of the Bradwardine Road roundabout has paid dividends, with no major crashes since work was finished in early November.
Councillor Warren Aubin, who is on Bathurst Regional Council's Traffic Committee, said since the upgrade has been completed, the intersection is much safer.
"It has gone really well," he said.
"I haven't heard of any accidents since the upgrade.
"The police are doing regular patrols of the area. I've noticed they have been pretty active out there, which is great."
He said since the upgrade has been finished, drivers appear to have gotten the message.
"Most drivers were doing the right thing, there were just a few people who were speeding through the area, but the upgrade has now stopped that.
"It's now pretty hard to go through the intersection quickly.
"The upgrade just makes it safer for everyone," he said.
Cr Aubin started petitioning for the roundabout to be upgraded over three years ago, after a series of serious crashes.
In one of the crashes, a pizza delivery rider was knocked off his bike in a collision at the intersection.
At the time, Cr Aubin labelled the roundabout "the worst intersection in the city, bar none".
As a result, council secured $250,000 in Black Spot Funding, with work beginning at the site in September 2020.
The roundabout underwent a major upgrade to make the intersection safer, including changes to the traffic islands, which were widened to change the deflection angle.
The left turning lane from Suttor Street into Bradwardine Road, towards the RTA, was also removed, so there is just one lane of traffic, which can either go straight ahead or turn left.
Cr Aubin said the upgrade involved a lot of work, but the end results are worth it.
When preliminary work began in late September last year, he said the upgrade "was quite involved".
"New rubber was laid to extend the existing roundabout, and the existing painted traffic islands were concreted.
"There were safety concerns in the area, so it had to be done," he said.
Cr Aubin said it is now much safer.
"Now (thanks to the upgrade) it's very hard to go through the roundabout fast, and that's what we wanted."
"The new design has increased the deflection angles going into the roundabout and the bigger roundabout in the centre means you have to turn both ways to get around it. The upgrade has done its job."