The south-west of the state will receive a boost, with the Andrews Labor Government providing $2.4 million to upgrade Colac-Ballarat Rd as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.
The upgrade will make a significant difference to the more than 1,000 vehicles that use the busy road each day.
As part of the upgrade, improvements will include:
- $80,000 to upgrade the intersection of Colac-Ballarat Rd and Lang St in Beeac, near the school crossing
- $1.36 million to rehabilitate 2.2 kilometres of Colac-Ballarat Rd, south of Beeac
- $960,000 to resurface 1.6 kilometres of Colac-Ballarat Rd, with works starting at
These measures will improve the strength and surface of the road, reduce the chance of vehicles losing control and improve safety and reliability.
Upgrades to the intersection of Colac-Ballarat Rd and Lang St will provide an improved surface for motorists and a safe and accessible crossing for pedestrians.
Preliminary testing and investigation works will take place in the coming months, with road works expected to start later this year.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Our local community uses this road heavily, and we need to ensure it’s safe and reliable.”
“This investment will improve the road, making sure that locals arrive home safe and sound.”