Topic: Roads

Keeping Mair Street Moving

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled designs for a long-awaited $7 million upgrade of Mair Street to make it safer and less congested for Ballarat drivers Community input has been integral in the designs for the upgrade, following more than two years of consultation. A range of feedback from traders and property owners has been […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Liberal-Green Coalition Cancels Labor’s Truck Bans

The Liberals and the Greens have today suspended construction on the West Gate Tunnel, throwing the Andrews Labor Government’s truck bans into limbo. In a move condemned by industry and community groups, Matthew Guy and the Greens today teamed up to manipulate parliamentary powers to revoke planning approval and stop construction on the West Gate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

West Gate Tunnel To Deliver Even More Local Upgrades

The Andrews Labor Government has announced another massive package of community upgrades for the inner west as part of the West Gate Tunnel project. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan has announced $11 million for sporting grounds, waterways, public reserves and local projects as part of the congestion busting tunnel. Public open spaces in Brooklyn will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Wire Rope Barriers Saving Lives On The Western Freeway

Work is underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $37 million safety upgrade of the Western Freeway between the Western Ring Road and Ballarat. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today visited a worksite outside of Bacchus Marsh where lifesaving wire rope barriers are being installed. Last year, existing flexible safety barriers on the […]

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Works underway on O’Herns Road Interchange

Drivers across Melbourne’s north will soon benefit from safer journeys and less traffic congestion as construction gets underway on the O’Herns Road upgrade in Epping. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said works were now underway on the first stage of the project, the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection upgrade. “This […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

Automated Vehicles Get The Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way on automated vehicle technology with historic legislation passing Victorian Parliament this week that allows driverless vehicles to be trialled across the state. Under the changes to the Road Safety Act, VicRoads will be able to grant permits to individuals or organisations wanting to conduct on road trials […]

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Work Begins To Add Lanes To The West Gate Freeway

Work is about to get underway to widen the West Gate Freeway and build the citybound entrance for the West Gate Tunnel. From today, drivers will notice changes on the West Gate Freeway as workers establish a construction site that will allow the citybound tunnel entrance to be built without closing lanes on the freeway […]

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Major Traffic Impacts As Hoddle Street Is Shutdown

Melbourne drivers are being urged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and, if possible, avoid the area around Hoddle Street as Victoria’s busiest arterial road shuts for an eight-day construction blitz. Hoddle Street has been closed in both directions between the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade and will remain shut down until 11:30pm next […]

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Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road, Noble Park. Truck lane restrictions improve safety by reducing the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Year Construction Blitz Gets Underway

A 14-day construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings starts today. Acting Minister for Public Transport Philip Dalidakis said the works are part of the Labor Government’s $30 billion program to boost capacity and reduce congestion across the transport network. From 2-9 January, […]

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