The Andrews Labor Government has begun repairing the damaged and narrow surface of Foxhow Road, as part of its $40 million investment in widening and making roads safer for drivers in south-west Victoria.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced works have started on rebuilding and widening four kilometres of road between Wettenhalls Lane and Gnarput Road.
The $2.2 million project will widen both lanes in each direction, with a one metre shoulder built on either side ensuring drivers will no longer have to move off the sealed road and onto gravel to avoid oncoming traffic.
The road’s drainage will also be upgraded thanks to two large and two minor culverts being built near Leslie Manor Road.
It comes as the Labor Government is investing $1 billion to make roads safer across the state.
In order to complete works sooner and keep drivers moving, Foxhow Road will be closed from February to March between the Foxhow Road and Camperdown Lismore-Road intersection and the intersection of Foxhow Road and the Hamilton Highway.
During this closure, the detour route will be via the Hamilton Highway and Camperdown-Lismore Road, which will add 10 minutes to journey times while vital works are being carried out.
The road is expected to re-open in April, with final works to be completed by the end of May.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victorian Gayle Tierney
“These works will significantly improve Foxhow Road and provide a safer route for the people that rely on it for day to day movement around the region.
“Foxhow Road has always been a popular shortcut for drivers, especially truck drivers travelling between Melbourne and Warrnambool – so we’re investing in this upgrade to make it safer.”