Minyip road project

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Our Wimmera -

A 500-me­tre sec­tion of road sur­face on Stawell-war­rackn­abeal Road at Minyip will un­dergo resur­fac­ing work af­ter dam­age caused by trees.

Roads Min­is­ter Jaala Pul­ford said the project would cor­rect road dam­age caused by the root sys­tems of a plan­ta­tion of 136 sugar gums on a road re­serve.

She said the roots had en­croached un­der pave­ment and caused the road sur­face to break up and be­come haz­ardous.

Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria will start re­mov­ing the 136 trees from the road re­serve this month be­fore com­plet­ing road re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Ms Pul­ford said work would in­clude reveg­e­ta­tion of the rear of the road re­serve with a more ap­pro­pri­ate in­dige­nous va­ri­ety of tree.

Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria is work­ing with the Minyip com­mu­nity to sal­vage wood for re­sale to fund com­mu­nity projects in the town.

It will also in­volve Land­care vol­un­teers and Minyip Pri­mary School stu­dents in re­plant­ing the road re­serve.

“Clearly tree roots have caused ma­jor dam­age to this sec­tion of road and get­ting it fixed is a pri­or­ity,” Ms Pul­ford said.

“The works sched­uled to be­gin later this month will vastly im­prove the road sur­face and make it safer for all road users.”

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