Contractors are completing work on the Princes Highway’s Conns Lane bridge, with the highway duplication due for completion by mid-2019.
Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson visited the Conns Lane bridge construction site yesterday.
Ms Henderson said contractors were strengthening the bridge by increasing deck thickness, which would future-proof the structure for freight vehicles and would upgrade the bridge’s barriers.
“The duplicated Princes Highway between Waurn Ponds and Colac is one of the region’s most significant transport infrastructure projects in a generation,” she said.
“It will provide increased capacity, improved travel times, reliability and vehicle safety as well reduced vehicle operating costs and environmental emissions.
“It has driven a boost in investment confidence in Colac and district and will provide a very important alternate access to the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s most important tourism destinations.”
The state and federal governments jointly funded the $363-million project.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.