The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway across the north east to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads.
Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today announced $65.9 million was being invested in rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 241 kilometres of roads across the region as part of the Labor Government’s road maintenance blitz.
This includes rebuilding key stretches of the Hume Highway at Winton and Creightons Creek and two sections of the Goulburn Valley Highway at Shepparton to further support freight.
Works will also target a 1.1-kilometre section of Mount Buller Road, Mansfield and a 600-metre section of the Maroondah Highway at Bonnie Doon benefitting the local community, freight operators and tourists that come to the High-Country year-round.
We know how important country roads are to country communities that why the Labor Government is continuing our record regional maintenance blitz that last year saw over 297,000 tonnes of asphalt laid and 145,000 potholes fixed.
This year another 1,500 kilometres of roads will be repaired, rebuilt and resurfaced with 1,100 construction jobs to be created as part of this work.
Regional councils are also delivering 133 improvement projects on their municipal roads thanks to round two of the Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads program – including rebuilding sections of local roads, sealing gravel roads and strengthening bridges.
Crews will be out in force with reduced speeds and traffic management in place – we ask drivers to adhere to these changed conditions for the safety of roadworkers and the community.
The full program of planned maintenance works is now live on Regional Road Victoria’s online interactive map. For more information, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au to find out more.
Quote attributable to Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford
“Whether it’s our truck drivers, visitors travelling to our regions, or locals heading down to the shops – we’re fixing roads right across north eastern Victoria to give everyone a safer and smoother journey.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“Sections of roads across our region including along the Hume Freeway, Maroondah Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway will be rebuilt to ensure drivers can get to where they’re going safer and sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“We know how important these roads are for local families getting to work or taking their kids to school – that’s why we’re fixing them.”