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Victorian Budget 22/23

Better, safer roads

The Victorian Government is getting every Victorian home sooner and safer by continuing to invest in road upgrades across the state.

Suburban road intersection with overpass

We have invested $35 billion since 2014 to expand the road network and deliver the critical maintenance work that ensures our roads are safe.

This Budget includes $213 million for the Mickleham Road 1.6-kilometre road upgrade, creating a safer journey for the thousands of drivers who use the road every day.

The project will deliver bus priority lanes at intersections, to help cut travel times for every commuter.

We’re also investing $126 million for road upgrades in metropolitan Melbourne, including installing traffic lights, planning and development work, and other road improvements.

Regional Victorians know better than most how important it is to have safe and reliable roads.

Which is why this Budget is investing $101 million in regional road upgrades. These works include intersection upgrades, new overtaking lanes and new roundabouts on key regional roads and highways across the state, from Wodonga to Shepparton to Bairnsdale and Portland.

Safe roads are well-maintained roads, which is why the Victorian Government is spending $780 million in 2022/23 on road maintenance works across the metropolitan and regional road network.

Works include routine maintenance, road resurfacing and bridge strengthening. This will ensure the roads we use today are safe and sound in the decades to come.

We’re also focusing on road safety, because any death on our roads is tragic. This Budget includes $263 million to continue to deliver Victoria’s 2021-2030 Road Safety Strategy and the first three-year Road Safety Action Plan.

Reviewed 29 April 2022


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