Regional Victorians will start to see roadwork crews out in force in the coming weeks as the next regional road maintenance blitz gets underway to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said crews were gearing up to deliver thousands of maintenance jobs across the state during the warmer months.
We know how important country roads are to country communities that why the Andrews 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.
This includes rebuilding more sections of major corridors such as the Princes Highway through Gippsland and the Hume Freeway in the north east, as well as rebuilds on other key roads including Stawell-Warracknabeal Road near Minyip, Echuca-Kyabram Road near Echuca, and the Glenelg Highway near Skipton and Coleraine.
Regional councils are also delivering 133 improvement projects on their municipal roads thanks to round two of the Labor 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.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Jaala Pulford
“We’re delivering another massive program of road maintenance to make sure regional Victorians can safely get to where they’re going, on smoother and more reliable roads.”
“Soon you’ll start seeing more roadwork crews out rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing our network – so please drive carefully through worksites for their safety as well as your own.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020