More than 130 road maintenance projects will be delivered across north eastern Victoria as the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz ramps up from September, delivering safer, smoother, and more reliable journeys for Victorian drivers.
Crews will hit the region’s roads as the weather warms up, rebuilding, repairing, and resurfacing more than 211 kilometres of roads. The program will target some of north eastern Victoria’s busiest and most important freight, travel, and transport routes, including the Hume Highway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Murchison-Tatura Road.
Right across Victoria, the blitz will deliver more than 1,000 maintenance projects on regional roads, including providing safer and smoother journeys across more than 1,300 kilometres of the network. Crews will also be busy replacing almost 30,000 roadside signs and mowing 40,000 kilometres of roadside grass across the state.
The major investment is also set to deliver for regional economies, keeping farmers, manufacturers, and freight operators connected with trade opportunities and supporting jobs right across the supply chain, from workers on the ground through to suppliers based right across the state.
The work is part of the Government’s continued investment in regional transport, delivering a better road and rail network across north east Victoria, including the Shepparton Line Upgrade, where passengers can look forward to faster and more frequent journeys on more modern trains.
Other projects being delivered include supporting infrastructure upgrades to optimise the North East Line for new VLocity trains, including level crossing upgrades, stabling improvements at Albury Station and modifications to the stabling and maintenance facilities at South Dynon.
With crews set to be out in force across the region’s roads, drivers are reminded to remain patient and stay alert when travelling through work sites, keeping road workers safe as they get on with delivering these essential works.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll
“Investing in regional roads is about investing in regional communities – these are the connections that Victorians rely upon to get to work, to access education and to stay connected with family and friends.”
“We’re continuing to deliver major investments in our regional road network, providing safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“We are continuing to deliver important road maintenance across north east Victoria to ensure safer journeys for all motorists and to drive down road trauma.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“Our annual road maintenance program is not only making roads safer but is contributing to the local north east economy by creating jobs for local road workers and suppliers, and keeping the region connected.”