Victoria’s new, dedicated country roads body, Regional Roads Victoria, has opened its doors in Ballarat to get started on the biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen.
Sydney Transport Partners’ proposed acquisition of the majority interest in the WestConnex project won’t be opposed by the ACCC following the acceptance of court-enforceable undertakings. The undertakings require Transurban to publish important traffic data that will assist all bidders to compete for future toll road concessions.
More than 100 safety upgrades worth $25 million will be carried out on some of the State’s most dangerous sections of road, under the 2018-19 State Black Spot Program.
The safety of 46 Victorian road ‘black spots’ will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.
Several major road upgrades on the NSW Central Coast are now complete, including works on Ryans Road in Umina Beach, Davis Street in Booker Bay and the intersection of Langford Drive and Woy Woy Road in Kariong.
A new intersection design was unveiled to ease congestion and boost road safety along the Western Highway at Horsham in regional Victoria.
Driver safety has been improved on the Hume Freeway between Melbourne and Sydney with the opening of two new refurbished roadside rest areas at Benalla and Wangaratta.
One of Far North Queensland’s most significant road infrastructure projects has become a step closer, with the Smithfield Bypass design and construction contract being awarded to Highway Construction / Albem Operations Joint Venture.
Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Victorian Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1.
The Australian Government is getting on with the job of supporting major Northern Territory road investments, with funding approved for six upgrades between the Northern Australia Roads Program and Beef Roads Program over recent months.