The Andrews Labor Government will start work next week to fix approximately 10 kilometres of Lavers Hill-Cobden Road – the most significant upgrade to this road in the past decade.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the upgrade will deliver a safer and smoother ride for the local communities and industries that rely on this road every day, as well tourists travelling from the Great Ocean Road.
Road rebuilding works will be carried out on five sections of Lavers Hill-Cobden Road between Chapple Vale and Jancourt East to make the road stronger, safer and longer lasting.
The upgrade will also include road shoulder works, better line marking and improved drainage.
Works will be delivered in stages – the first two sections (between Gellibrand River Road and Blackwood Park Road) will begin this month, with the remaining three sections at Simpson, and north and south of the Timboon-Colac Rd intersection starting in 2019.
While works are underway, lane closures will be in effect and the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h. Drivers are advised to expect delays of up to five minutes.
The $6.4 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’ve heard the community loud and clear and we’re getting on with the biggest upgrade of Lavers Hill-Cobden Road in the past decade.”
“These works will make it safer and easier for locals, producers and visitors to get where they need to go – and that’s good news for local jobs and business.”