The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed a series of road infrastructure spending announcements from the Victorian Government that will improve roads on key freight routes in the state’s southwest.
The funding from the Australian and Federal Governments is aimed at improving safety on the popular tourist route, which has seen 213 recorded crashed in the five years to 2016.
Work is underway on a major upgrade to Victoria's Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick, turning the notorious stretch of road into one of the region’s safest.
The Federal and Victorian governments have signed off on a combined $50 million package of works for the Princes Highway in eastern Victoria.
Traffic modelling shows around 3000 fewer trucks will use Millers Road in 2031 if proposed truck tolling points are changed on the upgraded West Gate Freeway, according to the Victorian Government.
The Andrews Labor government will introduce new West Gate Tunnel incentives to stop rat runs throughout Melbourne’s western suburbs, following plans for a North East Link tollway.