Accessing one of Warrnambool’s fastest-growing commercial and residential centres is now safer and more efficient with works complete on Boiling Down Road thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Rehabilitation and widening works on 1.2 kilometres of Boiling Down Road are now complete, providing extra room for vehicles to pass one another without having to veer onto unsealed shoulders.
The road upgrade, between Gateway Road and Horne Road, will also benefit trucks and service vehicles accessing the city’s new industrial area on Horne Road. Upgraded drainage and line marking works have also been completed.
Boiling Down Road carries an average of 1420 vehicles per day with increasing numbers of heavy commercial vehicles accessing the industrial area.
The $100 million Fixing Country Roads program was established by the Labor Government in 2018 to assist rural and regional Victorian councils to carry out important road rehabilitation and resealing works, road safety improvements, bridge strengthening and other upgrades.
The significant funding boost for local roads is on top of the biggest road maintenance blitz regional Victoria has ever seen, with $333 million being invested this year to repair, rebuild and resurface more than 1,500 kilometres of country arterial roads – creating more than 650 construction jobs.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“Boiling Down Road is now safer and smoother, making sure it can deal with rising traffic volumes as the area continues to grow.”
“Whether drivers are heading to work in the new Horne Road industrial zone or headed home to Warrnambool’s north-east, we’re making sure that everyone reaches their destination safely and on time.”