That’s why in the past five years the Victorian Government has invested in growing and improving our road network.
This Budget continues that work, investing $450 million in a road maintenance blitz, maintaining and resurfacing roads across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
This includes an investment of $35 million to strengthen bridges and replace older intelligent transport systems.
A further $17 million will upgrade freight routes for farmers and processors in Victoria’s vital south-west dairy supply chain, saving them time and money.
And to help support our broader economic recovery, this investment is expected to support over 50 jobs at the peak of construction. Other key improvements to our road network include:
Great Ocean Road upgrades
$255 million to enable a five-year program of upgrades to the iconic Great Ocean Road.
Princes Highway East duplication
$241 million to complete Stage 3 of Princes Highway East duplication between Traralgon and Sale.
Metropolitan intersection upgrades
$117 million to fund metropolitan road and intersection upgrades.
Keeping Victorians Moving
The $388 million Keeping Victorians Moving initiative will deliver technology upgrades and additional resources to reduce congestion and improve travel times on the metropolitan road network as well as funding to reduce the wait time for registration and licensing services.
A new School and Community Safety Program
An additional $63 million will deliver a new School and Community Safety Program, with:
- Funding to increase road safety around schools, protecting students and their families.
- New and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
- Regional intersection upgrades.
- Temporary walking and cycling infrastructure.
- Development funding for a shared user path as part of the Hurstbridge line works.
Reviewed 23 November 2020