More local roads and intersections will be upgraded across regional and rural Victoria as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program, meaning safer and more reliable journeys for drivers.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the notorious intersection of Bendigo-Sutton Grange Road and Faraday-Sutton Grange Road – a project to receive just over $1 million support from Mount Alexander Shire Council’s share of $70 million in second round funding for additional road upgrades.

Locals and commuters who travel down this popular alternative to the Calder Highway will soon have a safer and smoother journey, with new safety features and road rehabilitation works planned for the intersection.

Visitors and regional producers will also benefit from significant works to improve visibility at this key intersection, install center islands and strengthen the road foundation and surface on Bendigo-Sutton Grange Road.

Round one projects including rehabilitation roadworks at Potts Road, Elphinstone are on track for completion by mid-2019, while round two projects must be delivered by June 30, 2020.

For more information and the full list of projects funded under the Fixing Country Roads Program, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“With these upgrades, we’re taking significant steps towards improving the safety of this busy intersection.”

“It’s all about ensuring regional communities have access to high-quality roads so people in our community can get home sooner and safer.”