Project

Western Highway Duplication

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Western Highway Duplication

The Victorian State Government is upgrading the Western Highway between Burrumbeet and Stawell. The upgrade is being delivered in three stages:

  • Ballarat to Beaufort (completed in June 2015)
      - Section 1A Ballarat to Burrumbeet (8.1 kilometres)
      - Section 1B Burrumbeet to Trawalla (23.5 kilometres)
      - Section 1C Trawalla to Beaufort (2.9 kilometres)
  • Beaufort to Ararat 
      - Section 2A Beaufort to Buangor (21.5 kilometres) (completed in April 2016)
      - Section 2B Buangor to Ararat (12.4 kilometres) (on hold)
  • Ararat to Stawell (early works underway) 

The Western Highway Duplication project will:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Burrumbeet and Stawell
  • install safety barriers
  • upgrade intersections
  • introduce protected turning lanes, and
  • build service lanes.

 

Key Dates

Jun 2015 Stage One - Ballarat to Beaufort - Construction Complete

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Victorian Department of Transport
Successful Tenderer: Stage Two - Buangor to Ararat - A Joint Venture comprising CPB Contractors and Seymour Whyte Constructions
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Victoria | National |
Resources
Major Contract

Ararat to Stawell

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Ararat to Stawell

The Western Highway is being duplicated between Ararat and Stawell as part of the Western Highway duplication between Ballarat and Stawell. 

As part of this package the Ararat to Stawell section involves:

  • adding two lanes in each direction with a central median to separate traffic
  • upgrading intersections to improve safety and move traffic more efficiently
  • building new access to the highway, with intersections that connect to local roads
  • building a bypass to the north of Great Western
  • building new bridges at Delahoy Road and Bests Road, and
  • adding an underpass below Sandy Creek Road.

Key Dates

Apr 2019 Project Announced

Funding contributions

Federal Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Victoria | National |
Resources
Project website
DITRDC Project website
Media releases
03/04/2019