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Princes Highway West - Duplication between Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:3 September 2010 - 30 April 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$171,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$85,500,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Geelong,Surf Coast Shire
State:VIC

Project Description

The project duplicated 25 kilometres of the Princes Highway West from Draytons Road, Waurn Ponds to Deans Marsh Road, Winchelsea. The project constructed two additional lanes to provide a four lane, dual carriageway with a central median. The project also upgraded and signalised intersections, improved access to local roads and duplicated the bridge over the existing rail line.

Benefits

The project increased capacity, reduced transit times and improved traffic flow and safety.

Funding

The cost of the project was $171 million. The Australian Government contributed $85.5 million and the Victorian Government $85.5 million.

Timetable

Construction commenced on 3 September 2010 and was completed on 30 April 2016.

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Project details last updated: 29/04/2016