Ballarat drivers can look forward to safer and smoother roads as maintenance crews undertake a widespread resurfacing program as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz.
Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Ballarat’s Victoria Street, which is the first of 12 sites to be targeted across 10 of western Victoria’s busiest roads as part of the $6.65 million resurfacing package.
The program will improve the durability, lifespan and safety of the roads scheduled to receive upgrades, as well as safeguarding against water damage.
Roads set to be resurfaced as part of the three-week operation include sections of Victoria Street and Gillies Street in Ballarat, Barkly Street and Ararat-Halls Gap Road in Ararat, Stawell-Avoca Road, Dunach-Eddington Road, Daylesford-Ballarat Road, Bungaree-Wallace Road, Ballarat-Maryborough Road and Tuaggra Street.
More than 115 kilometres of western Victorian roads have already been resurfaced this maintenance season.
The Labor Government’s $425 million regional roads maintenance blitz will see 370 kilometres of roads across western Victoria rebuilt, resurfaced and repaired – giving drivers across the state smoother, safer journeys.
To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford
“These maintenance works are making some of our busiest and most important roads smoother and safer for the thousands of drivers that rely on them every day.”
“Victoria Street is just one of hundreds of jobs we’re carrying out across the state to ensure that regional Victorians have better roads.”
Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison
“We’re resurfacing Victoria Street as part of our massive regional roads maintenance blitz that has already seen over a hundred kilometres of roads resurfaced right across western Victoria.”
Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle
“Works like these ensure that people driving in Ballarat will have safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020