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.

In the 10 years to July 2023, there have been 177 crashes on the Western Highway, between Ballarat and Stawell, including 18 fatalities and 104 serious injuries, which is why it is vital for the safety of the community that this road is upgraded.

About 8000 vehicles travel the Western Highway west of Beaufort each day, including 2400 trucks.

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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