The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its commitment to improving regional
roads with an extensive upgrade to the Glenelg Highway in Coleraine.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney welcomed the $1.1 million upgrade, with this
stretch of highway being in the heart of the town with the supermarket, post office and bank all on this section of road.
Works will take place through the centre of Coleraine on the Glenelg Highway and will
see the existing road dug up and replaced to an “as new” standard.
Approximately 2,400 vehicles travel through the town on the Glenelg Highway daily, with 20 per cent of those being trucks.
VicRoads will shortly enter into discussions with the Southern Grampians Shire Council
and the Coleraine community to determine the best time for the works to take place, to ensure minimal disruption to the town and to also avoid the school holidays.
Once works commence it will take six weeks to be completed.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in regional communities and this upgrade will ensure Coleraine residents travelling between Mt Gambier and Western Victoria will have a safer and smoother journey.”
“The community will sleep better with the end to the noisy rattles of empty logging
trucks as they drive through the town once the upgrade is completed.”