Motorists heading to Geelong on the Hamilton Highway will be diverted from Monday while a new roundabout is constructed.
The works are near the Fyansford Hotel, at the Hamilton Highway/ Deviation Road and Hyland Street intersection.
Hamilton Highway/ Deviation Road will be closed to Geelong-bound traffic for eight weeks. The road will then be closed to all traffic until Friday, 29 June.
During this time a signed detour route will be available to motorists via Hyland Street, McCurdy Road, Autumn Street and Minerva Road.
Heavy vehicles can travel via Hyland Street, McCurdy Road, Church Street and Vines Road.
VicRoads regional director Mark Koliba said the closure was necessary to allow road crews to begin vital drainage, road building and intersection upgrade works.
“When complete, this upgrade will ensure a better flow of traffic for drivers travelling from out west, along the Hamilton Highway and into Geelong,” he said.
“A roundabout will also improve safety for drivers who regularly travel through this busy intersection.
“While works are underway, there will be speed restrictions and traffic management in place.
“I want to thank drivers in advance for their patience and advise everyone to plan their journey ahead of time.”
The Victorian Government has contributed $2.5 million for the new roundabout through the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Safe System Roads Infrastructure Program.
Construction is expected to be completed by late 2018.