Trouble Kyneton Road Set for Upgrade Thanks to Federal Funding

Upgrades to Beauchamp Street in Kyneton are set to begin this month, thanks to $627,829 from the federal government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

The works will take place from Mollison Street to approximately 150m past Victoria Street.  

“Whether it’s game day for the Kyneton Tigers, the Kyneton Show, or just the busy nature of this road because of access to the Calder and the industrial estate, locals know this road has needed upgrades for some time,” Chesters said.

“I’ve seen parents struggle with prams, cyclists navigate traffic and cars and trucks backed up in busy times.

“The road is used by heavy duty vehicles because of the industrial area beside it and the direct access to the Calder Freeway.

“I’ve spoken to a number of locals who have raised the safety of this road as a key issue in the area.

“I commend the Macedon Ranges Shire council for selecting this road for upgrades using the federal Roads to Recovery funding,” Chesters said.

The Roads to Recovery program has provided almost $2.9million of road upgrades across the Macedon Ranges in the past 12 months, which are either complete or being upgraded soon.

“These works are important for improving safety, as well as boosting economic and social outcomes in the region, but the current investment is not enough to upgrade all of the roads that need attention.”

“I recognise there are many more roads across the region in need of maintenance and upgrades and encourage the Morrison Government increase funding to the program.

“The funding is welcome, but more is needed.

“Road safety is one of the key issues that is raised with me by locals.

“The federal government has a major role to play in supporting councils to ensure our road network is safe.”

The Roads to Recovery Program is a bipartisan program that has existed since first announced in 2000.  

It’s specifically focused on the maintenance of the nation's local roads network. 

The funding is allocated to local councils who then selected road projects across the council area.

WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY

 

 

Work Location

Roads to Recovery Spend

Clowes Street, Kyneton – Between Mollison Street and Ebden Street

                         $223,101

Willowbank Road, Gisborne – Between Melton Road and Fowlers Court (Traffic Improvement)

$334,638

Pipers Creek Road, Pipers Creek – Between Chases Lane and Pipers Creek – Pastoria Road

$435,454

Three Chain Road Carlsruhe – Between Cobb and Co Road and Chases Lane

$190,995

 

Three Chain Road Cobaw – Between Whitebridge Road and Croziers Lane

$257,028

Kyneton Metcalfe Road, Kyneton – From Fiddlers Green Road to Malmsbury East Road

$622,267

Still to be completed

Schaw Street, Woodend – Between Urquhard Street and Anslow Street

$191,120

Still to be completed

Beauchamp Street, Kyneton – From Mollison Street to approximately 150m past Victoria Street

$627,829

Still to be completed

Total All Projects

$2,882,432