Road main­te­nance blitz to see ben­e­fits across North East

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

THE State Gov­ern­ment’s new, ded­i­cated coun­try roads body, Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria, has opened its doors and is get­ting started on the big­gest road main­te­nance blitz Vic­to­ria has ever seen.

Across the North East, Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria will over­see more than $51 mil­lion of im­prove­ment works on roads right across the re­gion’s 4000-kilo­me­tre ar­te­rial net­work.

Work is set to be­gin this month on re­build­ing a 1.8 kilo­me­tre sec­tion of the Hume Free­way at Win­ton to boost safety and en­hance pro­duc­tiv­ity on this key freight route be­tween Sydney and Mel­bourne.

A fur­ther 73 kilo­me­tres of the dual lane free­way will be resur­faced and fin­ished with new line mark­ings at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions be­tween Kal­ka­llo and Wodonga.

A 1.6 kilo­me­tre sec­tion of an­other key heavy ve­hi­cle con­nec­tion – Be­nal­laYar­ra­wonga Road – will be re­built and the in­ter­sec­tion at the Mid­land High­way strength­ened to cater for grow­ing in­dus­try in Be­nalla.

Other roads to be tar­geted this main­te­nance season in­clude pave­ment up­grade works on the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way at Eb­den and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works on the Mid­land High­way and the Glen­rowan-Myrtle­ford Road near Moyhu.

Vic­to­ri­ans will now be able to find out what works are un­der­way or planned across the state via the new web­site – re­gion­al­roads. vic.gov.au – or through the new, ded­i­cated, call cen­tre 133 RRV (778).

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