Roads made safer
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