Local roadwork projects near completion

The Ararat Rural City Council has been reconstructing two roads within the municipality, one within Ararat and another in the Tatyoon area. Both are almost near completion after funding to increase safety and fix drainage.

Tatyoon landowners can look forward to a safer journey on Mt William Road, west of Travellers Rest Road, thanks to the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Fund.

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Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the $425,000 project included a full-width reconstruction on a 600m section and pavement repair work for another 1km on the south-bound lane.

“There will be some ongoing work as the team does the pavement repair work on the southbound lane, so residents will notice ongoing traffic management along the road,” Dr Harrison said.

He said that the project had to be done as the road’s surface was breaking up, causing it’s condition to deteriorate.

Elizabeth Street within Ararat has also been undergoing work to build a new kerb and channel, drainage and a small footpath.

The $250,000 project funded by the council is due to finish by the start of April and is being completed by Ferguson Excavations.