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VIC's $12m Midland Highway safety upgrade to support local jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

Construction is underway on a $12 million safety upgrade to the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick in Victoria, which is expected to create more than 50 local jobs.

This project will include upgrading 11 kilometres of the Midland Highway with flexible safety barriers and three new roundabouts at Millers, Cummins and Kennedys Roads. In addition, new overtaking lanes as well as wider road shoulders will also be constructed.

“This $12 million upgrade will transform this 11 kilometre section of the Midland Highway into one of the safest roads in Victoria,” Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight said.

Once completed, the improvements made to the Midland Highway will help save lives as well as reduce the risk and severity of collisions at intersections. This upgrade will also prevent vehicles from crashing head-on and into roadside hazards such as trees.

This upgrade is being delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy – in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission and VicRoads.

“The majority of lives lost on regional Victorian roads are the result of a head-on crash or a vehicle running off the road. Improvements such as these will drastically reduce the number of people being killed and seriously injured on our roads,” CEO Transport Accident Commission Joe Calafiore said.

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Source: Premier of Victoria

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.