Stage two duplication works on Ballarat’s $1.5 million Cherry Flat Road project have begun.
Funded through the Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan, works will include 300 metres of new road pavement, kerb and channel, new footpaths, minor drainage works, a nature strip and tree planting.
According to a City of Ballarat statement, the project is in line with VicRoads Keeping Ballarat Moving commitment, and will see the removal of a roundabout at the Cherry Flat Road, Glenelg Highway and Wilshire Lane intersection.
“It is expected the new road will improve traffic safety and pedestrian connections across this intersection,” the statement reads.
Works, which are being delivered by Fulton Hogan on behalf of the city, are expected to be complete by March 2020.
City of Ballarat Mayor Ben Taylor said the road would be an important asset to current and future residents in the Ballarat West Growth Area.
“This project is demonstrable of the enormous change that is progressing across Ballarat West, with Cherry Flat Road going from a rural road to a fully urbanised interface,” he said.
“With the Delacombe town centre needing to be capitalised, and the planned residential expansion to the immediate south of the centre, the upgrade was identified by council as an appropriate commitment for development contributions funds.”