Six notorious Ballarat intersections will be upgraded over the coming three years after the state government funded more than $60 million for the region in today's budget.
The budget, which has been handed down this afternoon, includes $486 million for regional road maintenance across the state.
However, it is the six intersection upgrades which will most please Ballarat drivers, which were all promised during last year's state election campaign.
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The funding is separate to the alterations of six intersections along Sturt Street.
The upgrades include the intersections Wiltshire Lane and Latrobe Street and Wiltshire Lane and Glenelg Highway both in Delacombe
Traffic lights will be installed at the corner of Gillies and Gregory streets in Wendouree, with new signals to be linked in with the Gillies Street level crossing and Howitt Street traffic lights.
A new roundabout will be created at the intersection Dyson Drive and Ballarat-Carngham Road Lucas.
Two Sebastopol intersections will also be upgraded with a roundabout installed at Docwra Street and the Midland Highway, while lights will go at the corner of Midland Highway Hertford Street.
The Midland Highway will also expand from two lanes to four lanes between Queen and Docwra streets.
Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said the changes would be rolled out over the next three years with the first changes expected to begin in 2020.
"What you've seen in the budget today is a budget that delivers on every election commitment we made across Victoria," she said.
"This budget also includes $60 million to keep Ballarat moving, which is a program of six really significant upgrades for Ballarat.
"Ballarat is changing and the population is growing which is creating congestion points and placing pressures on our transport network, this program is about whether or not you live in Delacombe, or Sebatopol, or to the west of the city, you will be able to get a smooth ride wherever you may be.
"The project will be delivered over three years, people will start to see work in 2020 and the projects will be delivered in full over three years."
"This will also create 1100 jobs across the state so no matter where you are, you will see people at work on the roads."
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