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Western Highway set for $20-million upgrade from Stawell to South Australian border

The TAC and State Government have urged motorists to stay safe on country roads such as the Western Highway

The Western Highway.

The Western Highway will receive a $20-million upgrade from Stawell to the South Australian border.
The state and federal governments have each committed $10-million to upgrade a section of the Western Highway known for its heavy traffic and high incident rate.
Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the upgrades would include improving a roundabout in O’Callaghans Parade in Horsham, more visible traffic signals and pavement improvements at various locations to the South Australian border.
He said the upgrades were vital to this section of road to improve safety concerns.
“Tragically, this section of the Western Highway has seen seven fatalities between mid-2011 and mid-2016, so the safety upgrades included in this project are particularly important,” he said.
“This highway is home to a lot of heavy traffic, linking up to freight routes across the Wimmera-Mallee, upgrading the highway not only means improved safety but improved freight and passenger connectivity.”
Mr Broad said drivers could expect fewer closures for maintenance works in the future, with the upgrades aimed to address issues with the highway’s surface all the way to the border.
Work on the upgrade is expected to begin in late 2017 and is due to be completed in late 2020.

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Posted on Jul 12 2017

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