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Midland Highway - Geelong to Bannockburn Planning

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$300,000
Local Council/Shire:Golden Plains Shire Council,City of Greater Geelong
State:VIC

Project Description

The project developed a business case for the duplication of the Midland Highway in Victoria from the Geelong Ring Road (Princes Freeway) to Shelford-Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn.  The planning study investigated the transport, land use and economic benefits of possible upgrades as well as any potential social or environmental impacts on local people and drivers.

Benefits

The project developed a business case for the duplication of the Midland Highway from the Geelong Ring Road to Shelford-Bannockburn Road that is expected to improve driver safety and travel times, and reduce operating costs for the freight industry.

Funding

The estimated cost of the project was $600,000.  The Australian and Victorian governments each contributed $300,000.

Timetable

The project commenced in May 2017 and was completed in March 2018.

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Project details last updated: 13/04/2018