Construction has started to upgrade a 1340m section on Darlington-Nerrin Road from a single to double lane road..
The works include widening and constructing Darlington-Nerrin Road and sealing the road surface will soon accommodate two-way heavy vehicle traffic.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Dr Tim Harrison stressed the importance of road projects to improve the safety and quality of the road network for the Ararat community.
"Roads are the lifelines for regional communities - we know widening Darlington-Nerrin Road to a double lane will have a direct impact for farmers, especially with heavy trucks and machinery," he said.
"Our region will benefit from the upgrade by being better connected to markets and communities with reduced travel times.
"The condition of our roads remain a high priority for ratepayers and council is continually planning for improvements across the municipality."
Ararat Rural City Council has partnered with contractors, Downer, to undertake major improvement works on Darlington-Nerrin Road to enhance the safety and quality of the road for the surrounding community.
"As part of these works, crews will be reconstructing drainage channels so they're better equipped to manage stormwater.
This development is of the many capital works upgrades being delivered by council this year, with $738,243 provided from the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
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Partial lane closure with traffic management on site will help residents move through the area.
The project is being carried out by Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd and is anticipated to be completed by January 2022, weather permitting.
This is of the many capital works upgrades being delivered by Council this year, with $738,243 provided from the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
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