The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for drivers in Victoria’s south-west, with crucial works underway on the Princes Highway near the intersection of Henty Highway at Heywood.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said the reconstruction of this section of highway would improve safety, reduce wear and tear on heavy vehicles, and provide a more reliable journey for all drivers.
The upgrade includes rebuilding the slip lane, installing new culverts, smoothing the road surface and removing the disused rail crossing.
The upgrade will also install new signs and bollards at the truck stop to increase pedestrian safety and improve driver awareness.
Around 4,300 vehicles use the intersection every day, 20 per cent of which are freight vehicles serving the Port of Portland.
There will be lane closures and speed restrictions during construction, and drivers are advised to plan ahead.
All works are expected to be complete by late 2017.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re delivering these upgrades to improve safety in these key freight and tourist areas in south-west Victoria.”
“We’re upgrading roads in the south west and across Victoria to get people home safer and sooner, wherever they live.”