The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway across the Ballarat region to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads.
Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today announced $58.9 million was being invested into rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 378 kilometres of roads across Western Victoria as part of the Labor Government’s road maintenance blitz.
This includes rebuilding key stretches of the Ballarat-Maryborough Road near Miners Rest, the Geelong-Ballan Road near Ballan and Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Road near Coimadai.
Works will also target the Midland Highway near Meredith to further support regional Victorian communities and industry.
We know how important country roads are to country communities that’s why the Labor Government is continuing our record regional maintenance blitz that last year saw over 297,000 tonnes of asphalt laid and 145,000 potholes fixed.
This year another 1,500 kilometres of roads will be repaired, rebuilt and resurfaced with 1,100 construction jobs to be created as part of this work.
Regional councils are also delivering 133 improvement projects on their municipal roads thanks to round two of the Labor Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads program – including rebuilding sections of local roads, sealing gravel roads and strengthening bridges.
Crews will be out in force with reduced speeds and traffic management in place – we ask drivers to adhere to these changed conditions for the safety of roadworkers and the community.
The full program of planned maintenance works is now live on RRV’s online interactive map. For more information, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au to find out more.
Quote attributable to Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford
“Whether it’s our truck drivers, visitors travelling to our regions, or locals heading down to the shops – we’re fixing roads right across the Ballarat area to give everyone a safer and smoother journey.”
Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“Roads right across the Ballarat region will be rebuilt and resurfaced to ensure our drivers can get to where they’re going safer and sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison
“We know how important these roads are for Ballarat families getting to work or taking their kids to school – that’s why we’re fixing them.”