The Andrews Labor Government’s summertime works blitz will involve significant road rebuilding projects on two major freight routes in Victoria’s south-west.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne has announced that crews will focus on four sections of the Glenelg and Hamilton highways, supporting the transportation of local goods worth millions of dollars.

The works will include a 2.4 kilometer rehabilitation east of Hamilton and a 2.3 kilometer road rebuild between Casterton and Coleraine, in addition to a 3.5 kilometer rebuilding project between Mortlake and Darlington on the Hamilton Highway, and another section at Hexham.

The Labor Government will invest approximately $39 million in rebuilding, resurfacing, and resealing more than 245 kilometers of roads across the state’s south-west. In total, the government has allocated $780 million to maintain Victoria’s road assets in 2022/23, with over 1,300 road maintenance projects scheduled for completion.

Minister Horne emphasized the importance of road safety and the need for all drivers and roadside workers to adhere to safety protocols, speed limits, and traffic signs.

Quotes attributable Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne
“We’re strengthening roads right across Victoria, including in the state’s south west, to improve connections for local drivers, freight operators and visitors to the regions.”

“Our regional road maintenance blitz will ensure smoother, more reliable journeys along these major highways which serve as prime freight routes for the local dairy and timber industries.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“The Glenelg and Hamilton highways are the lifeblood of the south west, which is why these important works are underway to ensure the local community, farmers, freight operators and tourists can get to where they need to go.”