Roads made safer

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Ma­jor north-east Vic­to­rian roads have been made safer with crit­i­cal works un­der­taken re­cently through a $51.5 mil­lion in­vest­ment into main­te­nance, resur­fac­ing and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion on the ar­te­rial net­work.

Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria north east­ern re­gional di­rec­tor Nicki Kyr­i­akou said up­grades on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy, Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy and Glen­rowan-Myrtle­ford Rd (also known as Snow Rd) would pro­vide smoother, safer jour­neys for all road users.

‘‘We know how im­por­tant safety is to road users trav­el­ling through­out north-east Vic­to­rian roads each day, which is why we’ve com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing these es­sen­tial up­grades,’’ Ms Kyr­i­akou said.

‘‘You’ll see our crews out this main­te­nance sea­son, en­sur­ing we pro­vide a re­li­able road net­work for all Vic­to­ri­ans.’’

Just un­der one kilo­me­tre of the Glen­rowan-Myrtle­ford Rd, Whorouly, has been up­graded be­tween Trak­ton Rd and Bar­ney’s Lane, with a fur­ther kilo­me­tre of road im­proved on the Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy near Lud­low’s Re­serve, Eb­den.

An over­tak­ing lane will be re­built by the end of the year on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy west of Strath­mer­ton, where thou­sands of ve­hi­cles travel each day on one of the re­gion’s key freight routes.

Ms Kyr­i­akou said nearly 210 km of roads would be ei­ther resur­faced or re­built across north-east Vic­to­ria this fi­nan­cial year, as part of the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s record $333 mil­lion main­te­nance pack­age.

Fur­ther re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works set to roll out across the re­gion this main­te­nance sea­son in­clude sig­nif­i­cant pave­ment re­pairs on the Hume Fwy at Win­ton and the Great Alpine Rd, Mount Hotham.

● To keep track of these pro­jects or check out what other works are un­der way or planned in your area, visit re­gion­al­roads.vic.gov.au

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