|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2021 - Early 2022
|Estimated Project Cost:||$10,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$8,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Ballarat City Council
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Adelaide
This project will install guard fences and wire rope safety barriers on the Western Freeway north of Ballarat. Upgrades will occur on both sides of the Adelaide-bound carriageway from the Midland Highway to Dowling Road, and both sides of the Melbourne-bound carriageway from Dowling Road to Lofven Street.
This section of the Western Highway is heavily trafficked, seeing a signficant volume of inter-regional trips and a large number of commercial and heavy vehicles.
The upgrades also include Miners Rest Safety Improvements.
The project will improve road safety for all road users, and improve the efficient movement of freight on the land transport network in Victoria.
The Australian Government is contributing $8 million and the Victorian Government is contributing $2 million.
The project is expected to commence construction in late 2021 and to be completed in early 2022.
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Project details last updated: 18/06/2021