|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2015 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$363,469,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$181,734,500
|Local Council/Shire:||Colac Otway Shire,Surf Coast Shire
The project will duplicate 35km of the Princes Highway West from Deans Marsh Road, Winchelsea to Baillie Street, Colac and rehabilitate 2km from Baillie Street to Corangamite Street in Colac. The project will also upgrade existing bridges, pedestrian and bicycle paths, install new traffic signals and parking bays, reinstate local access and grade separate the Geelong-Warnambool Rail Line near Warncoort.
The project will increase capacity, improve travel time reliability and vehicle safety, and reduce vehicle operating costs and environmental emissions.
The estimated cost of the project is $363.5 million. The Australian Government is contributing $181.7 million and the Victorian Government $181.7 million.
Construction commenced on 28 April 2015 and is expected to be completed late 2019.
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Project details last updated: 7/01/2021