Road works on Western Highway

Signage has been installed on the Western Highway east of Ararat to warn of roadworks.

Signage has been installed on the Western Highway east of Ararat to warn of roadworks.

WESTERN Highway road users have been advised of upcoming road works that will involve temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits this month.

Signs have been placed on either side of the Western Highway east of Ararat to alert drivers of upcoming works to install Intelligent Transport Signage (ITS) on the highway.

The technology will be used predominantly to communicate road condition information for the highway ahead, emergency messages and if necessary detour information.

The signs will be installed at four locations on the Western Highway including west of Ararat, between Picnic Road and Ridge Road.

Works are expected to commence in mid September with civil works along the side of the highway to prepare the foundations of the gantry and provide barrier protection.

VicRoads regional director, Western Region, Ewen Nevett said VicRoads thanks the community and motorists for their patience in anticipation of any inconvenience caused by the works.

"Towards the end of September we expect to start installing vehicle detector sensors in the road," he said.

"These works should take about two weeks, weather permitting. During this time traffic management will be in place including temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits."

Installation of electronic signs, gantries and closed circuit television will take place later in the year after testing and monitoring. The signs are expected to be operational by November 2014.

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