FISH CREEK-FOSTER ROAD UPGRADE UNDERWAY

A $1 million upgrade of Fish Creek-Foster Road will deliver safer and more reliable journeys for drivers as part of the Victorian Government’s road maintenance blitz.

Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said works to rebuild more than 1.5 kilometres of the road have started near Fish Creek, delivering a more durable road for the 1,100 vehicles which use it each day, including trucks involved in the local dairy and agricultural industries.

Around 282 kilometres of Gippsland’s arterial roads will be upgraded as part of this season’s maintenance blitz, including Boolarra-Churchill Road, the Princes Highway, the Monaro Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road.

The extensive work in Gippsland is thanks to the Government’s two-year, $425 million investment into rebuilding and resurfacing regional roads across the state.

Victoria’s roads will continue to be improved next year as well, following $411 million of new funding in the Victorian Budget 2020-21 to resurface, rebuild and maintain 1,700 kilometres of roads.
Work on the Fish Creek-Foster road upgrade is expected to be complete in early April.

To learn more about road improvement works taking place as part of the state’s maintenance blitz, head to regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett

“By improving key South Gippsland roads like Fish Creek-Foster Road we’re connecting communities and supporting farmers who use the road.”

“We’re delivering more than $90 million worth of improvements on Gippsland’s roads as part of our massive road maintenance blitz, meaning safer journeys for drivers and supporting jobs on the ground.”