The Western Highway Upgrade is a jointly funded project by the Victorian and Australian governments to meet the demands of a growing population.
The Western Highway is the major road link between Melbourne and Adelaide. Farming, grain production, regional tourism and a range of manufacturing services rely heavily on this highway.
More than 6000 vehicles travel the Western Highway west of Ballarat each day, including 1500 trucks. This traffic is expected to double by 2025.
In the 10 years to August 2022, there have been 163 crashes on the Western Highway, between Ballarat and Stawell, including 18 fatalities and 90 people seriously injured. These accidents include 27 head-on collision accidents involving 110 people, which is why it is vital for the safety of the community that this road is upgraded.
We’ve been upgrading the highway between Burrumbeet and Stawell since 2013 and to date, 55km of highway has been duplicated between Ballarat and Buangor.
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