The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway throughout the Bellarine to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads.
Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today announced $91.9 million was being invested into rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 370 kilometres of roads across south western Victoria as part of the Labor Government’s road maintenance blitz.
This includes rebuilding a key stretch of Murradoc Road near Drysdale and resurfacing sections of Geelong-Portarlington Road between Moolap and Portarlington.
Works will also target roads in Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast, including Fyans Street, Anglesea Road and Bells Boulevard to further support regional Victorian communities and industry.
We know how important country roads are to country communities that’s why the Labor Government continues 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 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 RRV’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 the Bellarine, Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast so everyone has a safer trip.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville
“Sections of roads across our region including Murradoc Road and Geelong-Portarlington Road will be rebuilt and resurfaced to ensure everyone can get to where they’re going safer and sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman
“We know how important these roads are to local families and the tourism industry – that’s why we’re investing in them.”
Quote attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens
“From fixing potholes to resurfacing roads, we’re making the roads the Geelong community use every day better.”
Quote attributable to Member for Lara John Eren
“This blitz will fix the roads the Geelong community use every day and over the coming months you’ll see crews repairing the roads that need it the most.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020