Major works will begin on Lower Duneed Road next week to provide drivers and cyclists with a safer, smoother and stronger road.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Andrews Labor Government’s upgrade will rebuild a 3-kilometre section of Lower Duneed Road between Barwon Heads Road and the Surf Coast Highway.
These works will ensure the road is smoother and safer for the 3,000 drivers who use it every day, with shoulder widening works also providing cyclists with more space to get where they need to go safely.
The project will also install better drainage, remove unsafe roadside vegetation and deliver new line marking.
Works on the first 1.5-kilometre section (between Barwon Heads Road and Charlemont Road) are expected to be completed by mid-December.
Further works on additional sections of the road and repair to the intersection of the Surf Coast Highway/Mount Duneed will begin in February 2019 – to avoid the busy summer period and minimise disruption.
Every effort will be made to avoid and minimise impacts on local residents, drivers and the environment during construction.
Traffic management will be in place, with a 40km/h speed limit in place throughout the construction zone. The road will remain open, through contraflow lanes.
This $3 million upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s $84 million maintenance blitz in south western Victoria.
Victoria’s new, dedicated country roads body, Regional Roads Victoria, has opened its doors in Ballarat and is getting on with biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.
RRV will oversee the Labor Government’s record $941 million investment regional roads.
To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re getting on with the job of fixing Lower Duneed Road to get locals where they need to go safer and sooner.”
“These works will make this road safer, smoother and stronger for the people that rely on it every day to get to work, school and home again.”