The New And Improved Pitfield-Cressy Road
Works have been recently completed on another of Council’s significant road projects: the upgrade and widening of Pitfield-Cressy Road.
As part of the project, 3.8kms of Pitfield-Cressy Road was upgraded and widened west from Colac-Ballarat Road, making the road safer for all users, including heavy vehicles transporting grain to the receival facility in Werneth.
This $1.2 million project was fully funded by an $800,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program and $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Since 2016, Council has progressively completed a number of upgrades along Pitfield-Cressy Road. This most recent upgrade supports the previous works, including new box culverts on the bridge over the Little Woady Yaloak Creek, and the widening of the road from the bridge to Werneth Road and the 1km section towards Colac-Ballarat Road.
Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey says this fourth instalment of upgrade works on Pitfield-Cressy Road will provide a better and safer road for the community’s in the centre of Golden Plains Shire Council.
“Pitfield-Cressy Road is an important transport link in our Shire’s rural heart, and this 3.8km upgrade has delivered a safer and smoother road for residents, workers and visitors alike.
“The past year has been a busy one for road upgrades, and delivering this important $1.2 project with Federal and State Government grants has allowed Council to redirect its road budget to additional works across the Shire.
“Not surprisingly, as a rural Council, the condition and upgrades of roads are one of the most common issues raised. Council is delighted to have been able to complete this upgrade of Pitfield-Cressy Road, following several years of works to improve the road for our community.”