Gippsland Gets Roads Maintenance Boost

27 July 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing unsafe and deteriorating roads across Gippsland by investing more than $20 million in road safety upgrades and resurfacing.

Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan with the Member for Easter Victoria Harriet Shing visited Princes Highway at Sale today to welcome the funding, which will see works to rehabilitate sections of road to make them smoother and resistant to further damage.

Almost eighteen kilometres of roads in Gippsland will receive over $10 million in upgrades including the Princes Highway, Bass Coast Highway and Hyland Highway and other rural roads including:

  • Traralgon-Maffra Road at Traralgon and Cowwarr
  • Main Neerim Road at Rokeby and Neerim South
  • Brodribb Road at Hazelwood
  • Maffra-Rosedale Road at Nambrok
  • Fish Creek-Foster Road at Fish Creek and Foster
  • Waratah Road at Fish Creek and Waratah North
  • Tarra Valley Road at Yarram and Tarra Valley

The works will reduce the level of deterioration of road surfaces and will support local primary producers to get their products to the market or to the factory as well as support local residents as they travel to work and school.

These road improvements will not only create smoother and safer roads for all motorists but it will also help to preserve the longevity of the roads.

While interim measures such as asphalt patching works over the winter period will ensure roads can continue to operate safely in the short-term, the works will ensure their ongoing, safe operation into the future.

Over 150 sites across Gippsland, including Aerodrome Road will see a further $10 million in resurfacing works that will fix rough sections of road patched to waterproof so the road are more resistant to future damage.

The works will be delivered by the Eastern Region Alliance, a partnership between VicRoads and Fulton Hogan and will start in October.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan

“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in regional communities and these works will enable improvements to key arterial roads to support freight vehicles and tourist traffic throughout Gippsland.”

“Improving the condition of key regional roads will benefit the thousands of motorists who travel on them every day.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

These roads are not only key roads for locals, but they are the gateway to a number of regional areas that are used regularly by visitors, so we want to make sure they are as safe as possible for everyone.”

“We're working to improve road safety and the condition of roads across Gippsland for locals. These works will reduce risk and benefit local road users, freight vehicles and tourist traffic.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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