Travelling between Colac and Camperdown will be a lot safer for drivers thanks to two new overtaking lanes planned for the Princes Highway at Weerite.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Victorian Government had invested $6.4 million for this project as part of the Regional Overtaking Lanes Package.
These lanes – approximately 1.5 kilometres each – will not only provide drivers with a safe opportunity to overtake slower vehicles, they will also help to improve traffic flow, ease driver frustration and provide a more reliable journey on the highway.
They will be constructed over four kilometres between Wiridgil Lane and Wrights Road.
Currently, there are only three formal overtaking opportunities on the 42-kilometre stretch of the Princes Highway between Colac and Camperdown.
A community information session will be held at Camperdown on Thursday, 18 October at the Football Netball Clubrooms at Leura Oval in Adeney Street, and everyone is encouraged to come along, ask questions about the new overtaking lanes and meet the project team.
It is also an opportunity to talk to Regional Roads Victoria about any issue along the Princes Highway, including intersection upgrades, road safety, and works planned as part of the Princes Highway – Colac to South Australia upgrade.
Construction on the new overtaking lanes is scheduled to begin in February 2019.
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 all know how frustrating it is to be stuck behind a slow driver on the highway. These new lanes will help keep traffic moving by providing drivers with a safe opportunity to overtake.”
“It’s just another example of the investment the Andrews Labor Government is making in regional roads.”
Community Drop-in Dession:
Where: Football Netball Clubrooms at Leura Oval in Adeney Street, Camperdown
When: Thursday, 18 October, 4-7pm