Western Highway duplication to take another step

VicRoads calls tenders for the upgrade of Beaufort to Buangor stretch on main Adelaide-Melbourne link

August 26, 2013

Tenders have been called to upgrade a 15.4 kilometre stretch of the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell in Victoria.

VicRoads is inviting organisations to register for the construction of the Western Highway Project – Beaufort to Buangor.

The highway is the principal road link between Melbourne and Adelaide and is they key transport corridor through Victoria’s western district.

"The duplication of the highway will be built to current highway standards, which will allow safe overtaking, improve freight efficiency and reduce the risk of head-on and run-off crashes," Western Highway Project Director Michael McCarthy says.

"The key features of this new project will include new bridges at Fiery Creek, Middle Creek and Charliecombe Creek, a separated full diamond interchange at Eurambeen-Streatham Road and new roadside rest areas in both directions."

Construction is due to start early next year and is expected to be completed in 2015.

The project is funded by both State and Federal governments as part of the Nation Building Program’s Western Highway upgrade, worth $505 million.

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