Ballarat’s Victoria Street will be one of the first of twelve sites to be targeted across ten of Western Victoria’s busiest roads as part of the Victorian Government’s $6.65 million resurfacing package.
“Works like these ensure that people driving in Ballarat will have safer, smoother and more reliable journeys,” Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said.
The program aims to improve the durability, lifespan and safety of the roads scheduled to receive upgrades, as well as safeguarding against water damage.
“We’re resurfacing Victoria Street as part of our massive regional roads maintenance blitz that has already seen over a hundred kilometres of roads resurfaced right across western Victoria,” Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said.
Roads set to be resurfaced as part of the three-week operation include sections of Victoria Street and Gillies Street in Ballarat, Barkly Street and Ararat-Halls Gap Road in Ararat, Stawell-Avoca Road, Dunach-Eddington Road, Daylesford-Ballarat Road, Bungaree-Wallace Road, Ballarat-Maryborough Road and Tuaggra Street.
More than 115kms of western Victorian roads have already been resurfaced this maintenance season.
The Victorian Government’s $425 million regional roads maintenance package will see 370kms of roads across western Victoria rebuilt, resurfaced and repaired.
“Victoria Street is just one of hundreds of jobs we’re carrying out across the state to ensure that regional Victorians have better roads,” Minister for Roads, Jaala Pulford, said.