The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading one of western Victoria’s busiest freight and travel routes to create safer and smoother journeys.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today announced 5.54 kilometres of the Henty Highway has been improved, with another four sections soon to be complete.
So far, road rehabilitation works have been carried out at Brimbank North between Wardles Road West and Ryans Road.
Works are also underway at Byrneville between Coffeys Road and Minyip-Dimboola Road, with traffic management in place around the worksite for the safety of drivers and workers.
Further improvements will take place across sections of the Henty Highway in Rosebery and the Beulah township.
The works form part of the Labor Government’s $780 million investment in maintaining the state’s road assets, and build on road rehabilitation works undertaken last year across a 7.5-kilometre stretch of the Henty Highway, just before the Horsham-Minyip Road turn off.
All works are scheduled for completion by the end of May, weather permitting.
Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne
“We know how important it is to ensure our road freight and farming network can continue to move safely and efficiently. That’s why we’re investing in maintaining our regional roads across the state, including delivering these upgrades on the Henty Highway.”
Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jacinta Ermacora
“The Henty Highway carries 2200 vehicles per day – so these works will ensure we can continue to maintain this key freight and farming route and get locals where they need to go.”
Reviewed 21 April 2023