Road Duplication Continues Western Extension Of Geelong Ring Road

Road Duplication Continues Western Extension Of Geelong Ring Road

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese

Victoria Minister for Public Transport and Roads Terry Mulder

Federal Member for Corangamite Darren Cheeseman

Princes Highway Upgrade To Winchelsea Kicks Off

Victor P Taffa

Safer and smoother travel along the Princes Highway between Waurn Ponds and Winchelsea is one step closer today with major construction starting on the $220 Million Highway Duplication Project.

Victorian Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder, was on site to witness the start of works as earthmovers dug in to clear the way for the 23 km highway upgrade which is being funded 50-50 by the Federal and State Governments.

“VicRoads has engaged in three years of planning and designing in preparation for the upgrade.” Mr. Mulder said.

Federal Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Anthony Albanese

Federal Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Anthony Albanese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Princes Highway West Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea project involves the construction of a four lane, dual carriageway on this stretch of the highway.”

“This Project continues on from the western extension of the Geelong Ring Road through to Winchelsea and will deliver a significant boost to both State and Regional development.”

Federal Member for Corangamite, Darren Cheeseman, said the duplication would improve the safety, reliability and freight viability, including port and market access, along this key route; and connect communities, services and south west tourist destinations.

“This is a great day for the local community as we have been fighting to see this stretch of road duplicated, and today it’s great to see major construction kicking off.” Mr. Cheeseman said.

“When completed in 2014, drivers will be able to travel on a safer and better road between Melbourne and Winchelsea.”

“This project is also great for jobs and flow on benefits for the local community with the project resulting in over 100 direct jobs during construction.” Mr. Cheeseman said.

This Project is just one part of the Australian Government’s $7.9 Billion investment in land Transport Programs in Victoria under the Nation Building Program.

Darren Cheeseman Federal Member for Corangamite

Darren Cheeseman Federal Member for Corangamite