Wimmera Highway works start

A key section of the Wimmera Highway near Natimuk is being rebuilt as part of the Victorian Government’s investment in rebuilding, repairing and resurfacing regional roads.

Works to rebuild a two-kilometre stretch of the highway west of Natimuk will ensure it can continue to function as an important link for freight and travel.

The $1.16 million project will remove the existing road surface and replace it with a newer, smoother and safer surface, delivering a more reliable journey for thousands of drivers each day.

The Wimmera Highway links local grain and livestock producers with important domestic and international trade markets, as well as connecting local communities with the region hub of Horsham and providing access to the renowned Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park.

Works are expected to take a month to complete, weather permitting.

A further 2.9 kilometres of the Wimmera Highway near Murtoa and Rupanyup are set to undergo rehabilitation works in the coming months.

Around 378 kilometres of roads across western Victoria are being rebuilt, repaired and resurfaced as part of the government’s regional road maintenance blitz.

To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.