Topic: Roads

Record Investment In Safer Regional Roads

The biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen will fix hundreds of regional roads, giving drivers safer, faster and more reliable journeys. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 allocates $941 million to get on with the job of fixing Victoria’s regional road network, saving lives and establishing a dedicated country roads body. Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) […]

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Latest Design Released For Melbourne’s Missing Link

Residents in Melbourne’s North East have had the first look at updated designs for Victoria’s biggest ever transport infrastructure project – the North East Link. Land bridges, express lanes and new ramp signals are included in the new designs, showing how local roads will connect to North East Link through new interchanges, where lanes will […]

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New Lane On Swan Street Bridge To Slash Congestion

Drivers on the Swan Street Bridge will have a faster and less congested journey from today, with the new fifth lane eastbound opening to traffic on the historic Yarra River crossing. The additional lane will improve traffic flow and slash congestion, shaving up to five minutes off travel times for drivers travelling between City Road […]

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Getting Things Done – Building The Mordialloc Freeway

People in Melbourne’s south-east will get home faster and spend less time stuck in traffic, with the Andrews Labor Government to build the Mordialloc Freeway. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $75 million to upgrade the Labor Government’s Mordialloc Bypass to a four-lane freeway, removing a further three sets of traffic lights from the current […]

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Great Ocean Road Upgrade To Provide Long-Term Benefits

The Great Ocean Road at Mt Defiance will be temporarily closed to traffic for four days in late May to allow for vital geotechnical, drainage and road rebuilding works to be completed. From Monday May 28 to Thursday May 31 around two kilometres of the iconic coastal route will be closed in both directions so […]

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Works Underway On Safer Hamilton Highway In Western Victoria

A safer Hamilton Highway is on the way for motorists in Western Victoria with works underway on a $10 million upgrade between Geelong and Cressy. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the recently approved upgrade as part of the Australian Government’s $75 billion infrastructure investment would target deteriorated sections of […]

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Road Blitz: Police Target Dangerous Driving Over Easter

Thousands of motorists are expected to be tested for drugs or alcohol over the Easter long weekend, as police saturate highways, regional and suburban roads as a part of Operation Nexus. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to launch the five-day police operation to target impaired and dangerous drivers across the state. […]

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Drivers Urged To Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter

Victorians heading away for the Easter long weekend are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks to ensure they stay safe on the roads. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Victoria State Emergency Service volunteers to launch the annual Driver […]

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Work Starts On A Massive Shed For The West Gate Tunnel

Work is underway to build a huge tunnelling hub in Yarraville to reduce noise and dust during construction of the West Gate Tunnel. The tunnelling hub shed will be bigger than the Altona Bunnings and will process more than 1.5 million cubic metres of dirt and rock excavated from the tunnels – enough to fill […]

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Calder Highway Motorists See Welcome Relief With New Interchange Opening

Calder Highway motorists can now enjoy a safer and more efficient intersection at Ravenswood, south of Bendigo, thanks to the completion of a major interchange upgrade which opened to traffic today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the $86 million Ravenswood Interchange project would benefit freight operators and motorists. “This […]

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