Goulburn Valley Highway discussion continues
COMMUNITY consultation will continue on the Goulburn Valley Highway Road Safety Infrastructure Project.
Work will recommence on the first two kilometres of the Goulburn Valley Highway Road Safety Infrastructure Program in early October.
VicRoads regional director Nicki Kyriakou said that work had ceased for the wint e r months a nd t he North Eastern Maintenance Alliance will return to the site to work on t he i nstallation of wire rope barrier, road and dr i veway s e a l i ng a nd l i ne marking.
Community drop-in sessions will be held at Yea, Molesworth and Alexandra between October 4 and 8.
“The s essions will give community members a chance to share their thoughts and help guide us on the next stages of the project,” Ms Kyriakou said.
“It’s a chance to talk with our staff and look at the best solutions to keep all road users safe on what is an important link for locals and tourists alike.”
Ms Kyriakou said every person had a role to play in road safety, and working with the community and stakeholders on this project would contribute to its success.
“When the works recommence in October, speed reductions will be put in place through the work site,” she said.
“The area will be well signed and we ask that all motorists be aware of road construction signage, drive to the road conditions, and respect workers in the area.”
Drop-in sessions will be held at the following locations:
Tuesday, October 4 from 4pm to 7pm at the Molesworth Town Hall, Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth;
Thursday, October 6 from 4pm to 7pm at the Maranatha Hall, Corner Lyons and Pelissier Streets, Yea; and
Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 1pm at the RSL Hall, 44 Grant Street, Alexandra.
“We also want to continue our conversation with the community regarding a further eight kilometres of works in the area, which will include treatments such as overtaking lanes and further safety treatments,” Ms Kyriakou said.
“We appreciate the community’s involvement in this project.
“This section of road has a crash history that puts too many people at risk. By taking this approach we aim to keep all road users as safe as possible.”
Ms Kyriakou said that the section of road between Yea and Molesworth was recently identified in the Towards Zero 20162020 Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan as one of the state’s top 20 highest risk road segments.
“We know the crashes that occur on this road often involve a vehicle crossing the centre line.
“In many cases that can be fatal or lead to very serious injury.
“We have identified that a centre line wire rope barrier would be the most effective safety solution to address the cr ash problem of vehicles crossing the centre line, and we are working with our road safety partners at t he TAC in supporting this important safety project.”