VicRoads to detail Alpine upgrade
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.