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Princes Highway West - Duplication between Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2010 - Early 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$164,040,000
Australian Government Contribution:$82,020,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Geelong,Surf Coast Shire

Project Description

The project duplicated 25km 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.


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


The cost of the project was $164 million. The Australian Government and the Victorian Government each contributed $82,020,000.


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

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Project details last updated: 19/12/2018