Construction on the much-needed Halletts Way project in Bacchus Marsh is set to start by the end of the year.
VicRoads will host a consultation session on Tuesday, May 31 to allow the Bacchus Marsh community to provide feedback and view preliminary plans.
A tender for contract works is expected to be announced by mid-year, with completion of the project earmarked for late 2018.
Local residents are encouraged to drop in to the consultation sessions anytime between 4pm-8pm at the Pentland Primary School.
VicRoads project director Michael McCarthy said the infrastructure will provide significant benefits for drivers accessing the Western Freeway.
“We will be building new east-facing ramps on the freeway,” Mr McCarthy said.
“This means drivers will be able to enter the freeway north of the Halletts Way bridge, and exit the freeway south of the bridge.”
“These upgrades to Halletts Way have been long awaited by the community and we are pleased to be getting on with the job to improve the safety and efficiency of journeys in Bacchus Marsh.”
Project works also include a a separate bridge for pedestrians and cyclists which will sit alongside the road bridge to improve safety for those travelling between Bacchus Marsh and Darley.
“I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on this project as we support the current and continued growth in the town,” Mr McCarthy said.
The Coalition government has committed $10.24 million in funding for the Western Highway overpass and east-facing on and off ramps at Halletts Way.
The state government has also funded $2.56 million for the project.
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