The first of four major road rebuilding projects along the Wimmera Highway has begun, as part of a wider Victorian government "road maintenance blitz" program.
Crews have started to completely rebuild a three-kilometre section of the highway at Vectis, which services more than 2000 motorists a day.
Further works on the highway at Jung, Dooen and Rupanyup will occur in the following months, as warmer weather provides more suitable road-building conditions.
Minister for Roads Ben Carroll said the Wimmera Highway was specifically chosen due to its importance as an agricultural freight passage.
"This work on the Wimmera Highway is keeping farmers, manufacturers and freight operators connected with trade opportunities, as well as supporting jobs right across the supply chain," he said.
"Investing in regional roads is about investing in regional communities, which is why we're making major investments in ensuring Victoria's road network is fit purpose."
The road maintenance blitz will see more than 250 maintenance projects across western Victoria, covering around 400 kilometres of road.
Minster for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the state government recognised how important regional roads were for the area.
"We know that the Wimmera Highway is a key route relied upon by farmers, freight services and manufacturers every day and will be for months to come," she said.
"We also know how important roads are to communities in western Victoria, which is why we continuing to deliver a network that is keeping people connected with education, employment, family and friends."
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