Princes Highway west services 34 towns and 350,000 people. The Princes Highway West A1 Corridor Strategy reveals it has the highest accident rate in the state, particularly from Colac to Portland.
Western District MP James Purcell has been actively campaigning for an increase in passing lanes along the busy stretch of road, running an ongoing campaign to have the road declared a Road of National Significance and upgraded to 50 passing lanes. In October it was announced a business case would be undertaken.
"The announcement that this business case is being prepared is a real win for the south-west and I will be working hard to make sure there is funding in the 2018/19 budget in May," says Mr Purcell.
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