Ballarat-Maryborough Road upgrades begin

The Victorian Government is starting rebuilding works on Ballarat-Maryborough Road to deliver a smoother and more reliable journey for commuters.

Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan said the 1.5-kilometre section of road north of Miners Rest will be rebuilt, with the existing road surface to be removed and replaced with a newer, stronger surface.

This work will complement rebuilding and strengthening works carried out on an adjoining three kilometres section of road in early 2019.

Works are part of the state government’s regional road maintenance blitz, which aims to make road smoother and safer for drivers and the transport industry.

More than 370 kilometres of roads are being resurfaced, repaired and strengthened across western Victoria as part of the state governments $425 million investment into regional road maintenance.

Repair work is also set to begin on a 460-metre section of Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Road, north of the intersection with Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road. The road surface, previously cracked and ageing, will be replaced to better cater to rising traffic volumes.

“Whether it’s locals travelling to and from Ballarat or regional industry that rely on this key route, our regional roads maintenance blitz is building a stronger road network for everyone,” Ms. Allan said.

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