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Fogartys Gap Road Upgrade – Stage 1

Image of Fogartys Gap Road

Fogartys Gap Road is a rural link road between Maldon and Calder Highway. The road is a popular route for local cyclists as well as commuters between Maldon, Castlemaine and destinations further along the Calder Highway.

Project Background

Mount Alexander Shire Council is proposing to reconstruct a 2.24km section of Fogartys Gap Road in Ravenswood South. The 3.5km stretch of road being reconstructed spans approximately 1.2km west of the Woodbrook Road and east to Leversha Road.Council received funding as part of the Australian Governments Black Spot Program to assist with this important project. Please head to the following links for additional information and media release:
Council to improve the safety of Fogartys Gap Road thanks to funding
Upgrade for notorious road - Midland Express
Fogartys Gap Road, Ravenswood South – Roads to Recovery
This project will improve the safety of this section of Fogartys Gap Road making it safe for all road users.

Project Summary

Council has identified this section of Fogartys Gap Road as requiring treatment. The following road safety risk factors have been identified, they include narrow lane widths, high speed, unsealed shoulders, poor sight distance over crests and poor road signage.

Project aim and design considerations

Aerial section of Fogartys Gap Road

Council aims to improve the condition and safety of the road for road users by:

  • Reconstruction and widening the existing road to include 1.5m sealed shoulder
  • Improved delineation, guideposts, cyclist and advisory speed signage
  • Extending culverts and trafficable end walls
  • Improved erosion control measures

Where are we now

Stage 2 of the works was completed in June 2022.
The contract for the stage 1 works has been awarded to Leech Earthmoving Contracting Pty Ltd.
The first section of the Stage 1 works, between Woodbrook Road and the cutting, has been completed.
The second section of the works, will be through the cutting and finishing prior to Leversha Road.
These works are currently on hold due to the cooler wet weather. It is anticipated the works will recommence later this year.

View the design here

Project manager

Kerrie Eldridge - Senior Project Manager

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