Farmers, freight drivers and families in Northern Victoria will have a safer and easier journey on Robinvale-Sea Lake Road, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $10 million to strengthen and widen sections of the road as part of the Victorian Budget 2020/21.
The project will see narrower sections of Robinvale-Sea Lake Road upgraded to provide two traffic lanes and road shoulders.
Robinvale-Sea Lake Road serves as a key connection for freight carrying agricultural produce between farms in the north and markets in the south.
This project is on top of a $2.9 million project to improve sections of Robinvale-Sea Lake Road which is currently in its final stages.
The Budget sees a major investment in better roads and rail, new technology and vital maintenance and upgrades that will drive economic recovery.
On top of the Building Works economic stimulus package, the Government will inject a further $411 million to resurface, rebuild and maintain 1,700 kilometres of roads – delivering smoother and safer journeys right across the state.
Over the past five years the Government has invested $2.8 billion in regional roads – ensuring Victorians have access to vital services and to each other.
A further $48 million is being directed towards strengthening bridges and replacing older intelligent transport systems with new technology and $31.4 million is going towards upgrades on freight routes that will support farmers and processors.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“Robinvale-Sea Lake Road serves as a key connection for freight carrying agricultural produce between farms in the north and markets in the south.”
“We know how important this road is to surrounding communities and our broader agricultural industry which is why we’re improving it.”