Road maintenance blitz to see benefits across North East
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).