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 Victorian Government has announced BMD Constructions as the successful tenderer to design and build the $131.2 million 3.9km upgrade of Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek and Kurrak Roads in Plenty.
The company’s Victorian business unit has been awarded the contract to construct 8.9 kilometres of road duplication works for Section 3 of the Princes Highway between Warncoort and Colac East.