A driver whose tyre blew out on Ballan Road has called for potholes on the road to be repaired.

Bruce Booth said he was driving along the road on August 15, when a pothole caused one of his vehicle’s tyres to blow out.

Mr Booth said it cost him $180 to have the tyre repaired.

He said that he was worried there could be an accident “or for someone to be killed” due to the potholes on Ballan Road.

Major Road Projects Victoria project director Frank De Santis said Ballan Road was among the roads being resurfaced and improved ahead of a 20-year maintenance program, the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade.

“The resurfacing works are a significant part of the Western Roads Upgrade, and our maintenance program ensures they will make a great difference for drivers for decades to come,” Mr De Santis said.

The rehabilitation works on Ballan Road will span eight kilometres, starting from Cobbledicks Ford Road and heading outbound towards Quandong.

The work is scheduled to begin in October, and in the interim, the Western Roads Upgrade team is monitoring and maintaining the condition of Ballan Road.

An estimated 18,000 vehicles a day travel in both directions on Ballan Road between Cottrell Street and McGrath Road.

The Western Roads Upgrade is part of the wider Suburban Roads Upgrade, a $4 billion package being delivered as part of a Public Private Partnership between the state government and project consortiums.