Contractors ready to start last stage

Contractors are back in full swing after work on the Princes Highway duplication slowed down over winter.

Motorists could be driving on a new section of the Princes Highway this week and should see work starting on the third section of the Winchelsea-to-Colac duplication next month.

VicRoads said with work progressing well on the section of road from Robertson Road and Armytage Road motorists could be driving on the new section this week.

Project director Tim Price said with good weather, the road authority was “on track” to open the five-kilometre stretch of road.

VicRoads has also awarded a tender for the Warncoort to Colac East section of the road to Decmil, formerly Cut and Fill.

The tender was $59.8 million for the construction of the third stage of the duplication.

“The duplication is progressing well and we will be starting construction of the duplication from Warncoort to Colac East in December,” Mr Price said.

He said speed limits would be lower to ensure safety along the new section of road.

“To keep everyone safe, we will have reduced speed for several days to minimise loose stone impacting vehicles while the new road surface settles,” Mr Price said.

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