Resurfacing works will reduce ongoing maintenance by reducing skid-resistence. This route is an important north-south connection between Ballarat and Maryborough for many locals and freight drivers carrying agricultural produce between farm and market. It is also used for those commuting from Maryborough for work and school in Ballarat.

Works will target: 
- Ballarat-Maryborough Road, at Talbot.
 
The project is part of a $124 million Victorian Government investment to improve the safety and durability of roads that Victorians rely on every day.