Rushford reconstruction


The reconstruction of Rushford Lane and Road R1 in Werribee will begin in the coming weeks after Wyndham council announced on Monday that the construction tender for the project had been awarded.

The reconstruction of the two laneways will start by late February or early March and be carried out across three stages in an effort to minimise disruptions to the community.

Works on the Road R1 laneway behind Goodyear Autocare to be completed in one stage, while the other two stages will focus on Rushford Lane which runs from Bridge Street to Duncans Road in central Werribee.

Wyndham mayor Jennie Barrera, said the works will positively impact the

surrounding businesses and improve daily use of the laneways.

“The Rushford Lane and R1 road reconstruction shows our commitment to improving

our local roads and better servicing our community,” Cr Barrera said.

“Council’s unwavering commitment to upgrading and maintaining our local roads is a

testament to our dedication to the wellbeing of our community. By investing in these

essential infrastructure projects, we are not just repairing our roads, we are building

pathways to safer, more connected communities.”

The reconstruction works are aimed at making both laneways smoother and safer for drivers as well as improving existing drainage issues along Rushford Lane.

Cr Barrera said the project was the latest in a series of similar road upgrades scheduled to occur across the municipality.

“Enhancing local roads remains a top focus in Wyndham City’s 2023/24 budget. This

year, we’re allocating $8.4 million to reconstruct 12 roads across our community.”