Following the announcement of the easing of restrictions on 9 September the Civic Centre is now open but there are still impacts to other Council services, facilities and events.
Detailed route alignment planning is taking place with the aim to take trucks traveling through Horsham on the Western Highway, Wimmera Highway and Henty Highway out of Horsham’s Central Activity District.
Another traffic bridge across the Wimmera River is one of Council’s key transport priorities, and HRCC committed $100,000 in its 2020-2021 Budget for design work. The Commonwealth Government has also contributed $100,000 for Council to work with Regional Roads Victoria to determine the location for the truck route and bridge.
Safety and amenity benefits within the Horsham urban area for residents and businesses, providing safer access to the retail/entertainment precinct. Freight efficiency for heavy vehicles currently negotiating multiple traffic lights through central Horsham.