REGION - VicRoads is advising road users that delays may be experienced along the Western Highway near Trawalla over the next two weeks.
Large bridge beams are gradually being lifted into position for the 177 metre Mt Emu Creek bridge as a part of the duplication works of the Western Highway between Burrumbeet and Beaufort.
VicRoads Western Highway project director, Michael McCarthy said the works will be finished in the third week of September, weather permitting.
"Speed restrictions and traffic management will be in place at Trawalla when the bridge beams are being transported onto the work site," he said.
"Traffic will be stopped at stages for this to occur safely on the Western Highway, Trawalla Road and Langi Kal Kal Road. Road users may experience short delays.
"VicRoads asks road users to be alert to an increase in heavy machinery using the Western Highway during this period.
"The transportation of these beams will not occur during peak times or over the weekend."
The bridge beam lifting was expected to begin at the end of last week and will continue on the following dates: September 10, 11, 13, 16, 17 and 18.
A total of 42 bridge beams will be transported to the Trawalla site by the end of the period, each being approximately 34 metres long and weighing in excess of 77 tonnes.