Western Highway Duplication – Buangor to Ararat
Works on the 12.5km section between Buangor and Ararat will include: – An upgrade to two lanes in each direction with additional turning lanes
– A new bridge over the railway line
– Two new bridges over Hopkins River
– An interchange at Hillside Road with entry and exit ramps.
A successful contractor is due to be appointed soon and detailed design work will begin. The construction for the upgrade is expected to start in 2017 and take about two years to complete.
However some pre-construction work including fence building will be completed before major construction begins.