Western High­way work un­der­way

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Work has started on a $5.1-mil­lion safety up­grade of the Western High­way be­tween Lil­limur and the South Aus­tralian bor­der.

Vic­to­rian Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Jaala Pul­ford said im­prove­ments would help keep driv­ers safe on the ma­jor freight and tourism route.

Im­prove­ments in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of flex­i­ble safety bar­ri­ers at high-risk lo­ca­tions, road widen­ing, road seal­ing, new line mark­ings and new rum­ble strips.

Ms Pul­ford said the works would pro­vide greater sep­a­ra­tion be­tween on-com­ing ve­hi­cles, re­duce lane depar­tures and re­duce the chances of head-on and run-off-road col­li­sions. “We’re sup­port­ing farm­ing, tourism and man­u­fac­tur­ing in western Vic­to­ria by mak­ing this high­way more safe and re­li­able,” she said.

The gov­ern­ment ex­pects the work to be fin­ished by mid2018.

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