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There's A MAJOR Announcement For Those Living Out West

Clogged arterial roads in Melbourne’s west are about to get a major upgrade thanks to a $1.8 billion state government package.

For the first time in Australia, a suburban road network will be upgraded and maintained for 20 years under a public-private government partnership.

It will include eight high priory upgrades and will see maintainance of more than 700km from Werribee to Footscray.

No roads are set to be tolled under the plans and the Government is assuring Westies that they would be getting value for money and there will be a return on their investment.

Daniel Andrews said “This is one of the biggest ever projects to update suburban arterial roads,”

“It’s going to create jobs, cut travel times and congestion, and improve safety.”

The upgrades will involve a combination of duplication and widening roads including:

Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, from Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook
Palmers Road, from Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
Derrimut Road, from Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit
Leakes Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina
Dohertys Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North
Dohertys Road, from Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina
Princes Freeway/Forsyth Road interchange, Hoppers Crossing
Duncans Road interchange, Werribee/Werribee South

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