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Western Freeway – Bacchus Marsh to Ballan Bridge Strengthening

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$11,053,632
Australian Government Contribution:$8,842,905
Local Council/Shire:Moorabool Shire Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

The project involved the strengthening of four bridges on the Western Freeway from Bacchus Marsh to Ballan.


The project has increased the load capacity of bridges on the Western Freeway from 68 tonnes to 113 tonnes. This has enabled an increase in capacity, reduced operating costs and provides greater flexibility for heavy vehicles operators.


The total project cost is $11 million. The Australian Government contributed $8.8 million and the Victorian Government $2.2 million.


Construction commenced in July 2016 and was completed in August 2018.

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Project details last updated: 18/12/2019