Major works are set to get underway in Wallan as part of the Allan Labor Government’s $770 million road maintenance blitz, which is helping to repair and rebuild roads right across the state.

Crews are gearing up to start works on a stretch of Watson Street, from McCarthy Court to the Northern Highway, which has been battered by extreme rainfall in recent years.

From March 24, works will begin to smooth and strengthen the road, with crews working overnight from 8pm to 5am to ensure minimal delays for commuters.

During construction, Watson Street will be reduced to one lane with a shuttle flow arrangement to manage traffic safely.

Road closures will also be in place on Windham Street during asphalt works and motorists are advised to be conscious of reduced speed limits around the site.

Works will pause during the Easter break and are expected to be completed by early April, weather permitting.

The investment is part of a $6.6 billion, 10-year maintenance plan, which is providing a long-term vision for the state’s roads, ensuring repairs are delivered where and when they’re needed most.

Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:

“Commuters in Wallan rely on Watson Street each and every day, which is why these repair works are so important.”

“Wallan residents have been frustrated by the state of Watson Street for far too long, so we’re getting on and fixing it.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage:

“I’m proud that we’re investing an unprecedented $6.6 billion over 10 years to repair our roads and strengthen them for the long haul.”