Safety boost for narrow Dunkeld-Cavendish Road Victoria

The Victorian Government is performing safety upgrades at a notoriously narrow road in Victoria’s south-west.

The upgrade is expected to deliver a better journey for drivers on Dunkeld-Cavendish Road which is a key link between the Glenelg and Henty Highways.

Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan announced on Monday that works are set to begin on the $4.5 million project that will repair and widen a 7.5 kilometre section of Dunkeld-Cavendish Road near Karabeal.

The major upgrade will ensure the road is safer and prepared to handle increasing traffic in both directions. Currently there are sections of the road where vehicles are unable to pass each other while remaining on the sealed surface.

The upgrade will ensure these sections have a full lane in each directions, as well as sealed shoulders to further increase safety for commuters.

The road services up to 600 vehicles per day and is a popular route for heavy vehicles transporting timber from local logging operations.

Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said once complete, Dunkeld-Cavendish Road will provide a much better journey for communities and industries in the south-west.

“I’ve heard overwhelmingly from the community that upgrading this road is a priority – that’s why we’re getting on and delivering this significant upgrade this construction season,” Ms. Tierney said.

Works will start on 20 January and will take several months to complete, weather permitting.

The upgrade is part of the state government’s $40 million investment in upgrading narrow roads across the state’s south-west.

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