Over­due car over­tak­ing lanes close

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

LONG over­due over­tak­ing lanes be­tween Echuca and Rochester are not far from com­ple­tion.

The $5.8 mil­lion in­vest­ment by the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment will see two over­tak­ing lanes con­structed along the North­ern Hwy.

Minor traf­fic de­lays will re­main in place un­til the works are com­pleted with the north­bound over­tak­ing lane, lo­cated 6km north of Rochester, ex­pected to be com­pleted by July.

VicRoads re­gional di­rec­tor, north­ern re­gion Brian West­ley said the road­works are im­prov­ing a key stretch of the North­ern High­way.

‘‘And adding over­tak­ing lanes in both di­rec­tions be­tween Rochester and Echuca,’’ he said.

‘‘We know that this is an im­por­tant sec­tion of the re­gional roads net­work — par­tic­u­larly for freight and tourist traf­fic — and that’s why we’re mak­ing over­tak­ing eas­ier and safer.’’

A southbound over­tak­ing op­por­tu­nity will also be con­structed 10km south of Echu­caMoama with works start­ing in the next few weeks.

Traf­fic man­age­ment, in­clud­ing lane clo­sures, speed re­duc­tions and minor de­lays, are still in place while road­works are com­pleted.

Mr West­ley said VicRoads would like to thank ev­ery­one for their help in keep­ing road work­ers and road users safe by com­ply­ing with re­duced speeds.

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