VicRoads to de­tail Alpine up­grade

Myrtleford Times - - News -

VICROADS will host a dis­cus­sion in Bright to­mor­row (Au­gust 31) to up­date Bright and Myrtle­ford com­mu­ni­ties about im­prove­ments planned for Great Alpine Road.

More than 1200 peo­ple in March shared their views about ways to en­hance traf­fic safety and re­li­a­bil­ity and main­tain ac­ces­si­bil­ity on what is a key tourism and freight route.

VicRoads North East­ern re­gional di­rec­tor Nicki Kyr­i­akou said the state roads au­thor­ity would out­line the $8 mil­lion works planned for the 158-kilo­me­tre stretch of road be­tween Wan­garatta and Cobun­gra.

“We’ve been out meet­ing with res­i­dents, in­dus­try and other govern­ment agen­cies since March and have taken on board the broad feed­back and ideas they shared,” Ms Kyr­i­akou said.

“Thurs­day’s ses­sion is an op­por­tu­nity for us to up­date those who par­tic­i­pated in the con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod, but also to in­form other mem­bers of the com­mu­nity of the pro­posed out­comes.”

Ms Kyr­i­akou said mem­bers of VicRoads’ project team would at­tend to talk in more de­tail about the planned pack­age, which is set to get un­der­way in sum­mer.

The pro­posed works in­clude new pedes­trian cross­ings in Bright, shoul­der con­struc­tion and sealing be­tween Wan­garatta and Har­ri­etville, bar­rier in­stal­la­tion at high-risk ar­eas and a sig­nage re­view to en­sure con­sis­tency and ac­cu­racy.

Line-mark­ing from Mt Hotham air­port to Omeo, new chain bays and pull-over ar­eas east and west of Hotham and in­ter­sec­tion up­grades at var­i­ous points along the route, in­clud­ing Snow Road, are also in the pro­gram.

The brief­ing will be held 3.30-7pm at Bright’s Star Ho­tel.

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