Vital works are being brought forward on a key upgrade of Foxhow Road, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with upgrading one of the most notorious narrow roads in south-west Victoria.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced an additional 900 metre section of Foxhow Road between Mount Myrtoon Lane and Wettenhalls Lane will be widened and resurfaced ahead of time.
The extra works have been brought forward, so local drivers will be able to experience the benefits of this upgrade much sooner.
About four kilometres of the road is currently being rebuilt and widened between Wettenhalls Lane past Leslie Manor Road as part of the Labor Government’s $40 million Narrow Roads program.
A detour route via the Hamilton Highway and Camperdown-Lismore Road is currently in place for drivers who use Foxhow Road.
The upgrade comes as the Labor Government allocated $941 million this week to fixing Victoria’s regional roads as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19, which will save lives and get more people where they need to go.
This detour will now be extended until mid-2018, when final works are expected to be completed.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western, Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“Foxhow Road is an important route for drivers that rely on it for day to day movement around the region, so we’re getting on with making it stronger and safer.”
“Bringing forward these extra works shows how dedicated Labor is to upgrading roads across south western Victoria.”