The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway across western Victoria to give drivers a safer, smoother and stronger roads.
Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today announced $58.9 million was being invested into rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 378 kilometres of roads across western Victoria as part of the Labor Government’s road maintenance blitz.
This includes rebuilding key stretches of the Henty Highway near Dooen, Stawell-Warracknabeal Road near Minyip and the Western Highway near Nhill.
Works will also target sections the Wimmera Highway near Murtoa and Rupanyup and the Borung Highway near Dimboola 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 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 Member for Western Victoria 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 western Victoria to give everyone a safer and smoother journey.”
“Sections of roads across our region including the Western Highway, Wimmera Highway and Borung Highway will be rebuilt to ensure western Victorians can get to where they’re going on smoother and more reliable roads.”