May 31, 2017

A BETTER CONNECTION FOR BACCHUS MARSH

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading the Gisborne Road and Holts Lane interchange to the Western Highway to ease congestion and improve traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh.

Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan and Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard today announced $2.5 million to upgrade the busy interchange under the Regional Road Upgrades Program.

The Labor Government is building additional lanes at the Gisborne Road and Holts Lane intersection.

A slip lane connecting traffic to the Western Freeway Melbourne-bound entry ramp will also be constructed to ease congestion along Gisborne Road.

Between 6,400 and 6,700 vehicles use the Gisborne Road interchange at peak periods daily.

Once complete the upgrade will improve safety, traffic flow and connections between the Bacchus Marsh CBD and the Western Freeway.

Construction on the Gisborne Road and Western Freeway interchange upgrade is expected to begin later this year and take 18 months to complete.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan

“We’re getting on with the job of building the roads that this growing community needs – providing a safer and less congested connection from the Western Freeway to the heart of Bacchus Marsh.”

“Upgrading this intersection is one of many ways we’re easing congestion – to get people home sooner and safer.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard

“We’ve listened to the community and we’re making Bacchus Marsh a better place to live, work, visit and invest in.”                                                                                    

“This upgrade will make a big difference to people travelling between Bacchus Marsh and the Freeway with more lanes and a better connection.”