The Bracks Government is delivering its commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of the Victorian road network, with Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcoming $728,000 in the 2007/08 State Budget for widening the Old Peterborough Road south of the Princes Highway West at Terang.
The road widening will improve access for freight south of Terang and improve safety for tourists using the Princes Highway West.
The widening will encourage heavy vehicles to use the Old Peterborough Road instead of local streets which run past a school.
Power poles will also be relocated to increase safety for road users.
“These improvements will also significantly enhance access to the Terang Industrial Estate, increasing economic development within the township,” Ms. Tierney said.
Ms. Tierney said that improving the safety, access and efficiency of the road network were key actions in the Bracks Government’s 10-year $10.5 billion Meeting our Transport Challenges, and this latest funding boost was part of putting that plan into action.
Ms. Tierney thanked Vicroads for consulting with a number of stakeholders over the road widening.
“The Bracks Government has listened to these concerns and taken action to improve road safety.
“I would like to thank the local community, including the Corangamite Shire Council and others who have been active in voicing their concerns and support for this project,” Ms. Tierney said.
Ms. Tierney said the Bracks Government would continue to address road safety concerns and work towards reducing the road toll even further.