NEARLY $3 million will be spent to upgrade the meandering Timboon-Colac Road as part of a pre-election spend-up.
State Transport Minister Terry Mulder announced yesterday the state would restore and resurface more than five kilometres of road in the Jancourt and Scotts Creek districts.
“There’s been two fatalities and 10 serious injuries recorded along Timboon-Colac Road in the past few years,” Mr Mulder, who is also Polwarth MP, said.
“Obviously that’s a cause for concern. I’ve spoken to a number of people about their concerns regarding this road, so now we have the funding their to get the job done.”
Mr Mulder said four sections of the road at Jancourt, Scotts Creek, near Timboon, and close to the Majestic Road intersection near Simpson would be targeted for works.
The Polwarth MP said the state funds will be spent on strengthening and repairing the road following years of wear and tear.
“Once completed, the surface will be usable for the next 30 years,” Mr Mulder said.
“I drove along the road (yesterday) and the sections that VicRoads has identified as in need of repair are the sections that will receive funding.
“Once the work has been completed, the drive between Timboon and Colac will be far smoother.”
Preliminary works will take place over the next few months with full roadworks scheduled for early next year.