The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded a notorious narrow road in south-west Victoria to boost safety and deliver a better journey for drivers.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) had rebuilt and widened about seven kilometres of Dunkeld-Cavendish Road across two sites near Karabeal.
Previously, vehicles travelling in the opposite direction were unable to pass each other while still keeping their tyres on a sealed surface.
Thanks to this $4.62 million project, these sections of road have a full lane in each direction as well as sealed shoulders to provide drivers with a smoother, safer and more reliable journey.
Drainage has also been upgraded to help improve the longevity of the road surface, and new linemarking and guardrail has been installed.
Dunkeld-Cavendish Road serves as key link between the Glenelg and Henty highways, particularly for heavy vehicles transporting timber from local logging operations.
This upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s $40 million investment in upgrading narrow roads across the state’s south-west – and will ensure the road is safer and fit for purpose for the local communities and industries that rely on it every day.
As part of this package, vital works have also been completed on Ayresford Road, Myamyn-Macarthur Road, Timboon-Nullawarre Road, Skipton Road, Foxhow Road, Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road, Inverleigh-Shelford Road, Casterton-Apsley Road, Coleraine-Edenhope Road and Warrnambool-Caramut Road.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We’ve listened and now significant works have been delivered – completely transforming this narrow, damaged road into a safer and fully functional two-lane arterial route.”
“Thanks to our $40 million Narrow Roads package, Dunkeld-Cavendish Road has been made stronger, safer and more reliable for drivers.”