South West Road Maintenance Blitz To Begin

The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway throughout the south west 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 the region as part of the Labor Government’s road maintenance blitz.

This includes rebuilding key stretches of the Glenelg Highway near Skipton and Coleraine, Colac-Ballarat Road north of Colac and Camperdown-Lismore Road south of Lismore.

Works will also target about five sections of Colac-Lavers Hill Road between Ferguson and Kawarren to further support regional Victorian communities and industry.

We know how important country roads are to country communities that’s why the 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 $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 the south west to give everyone a safer and smoother journey.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“Sections of roads across our region including the Glenelg Highway, Colac-Ballarat Road and Camperdown-Lismore Road will be rebuilt to ensure drivers can get to where they’re going on smoother and more reliable roads.”