FOSTER-PROMONTORY ROAD UPGRADE KICKS OFF

Work is underway to upgrade a two-kilometre section of Foster-Promontory Road to give drivers safer, smoother journeys on this key regional route thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

The new section of road pavement will be constructed near the intersection of Black Swamp Road and provide a more durable surface for this key tourism and agricultural route that leads to the Wilsons Promontory National Park, one of Victoria’s most popular coastal and camping destinations.

Foster-Promontory Road will also receive more than three kilometres of road resurfacing across two locations in this financial year.

The upgrade forms part of Regional Roads Victoria’s (RRV) annual planned maintenance program that will see 38 major road rebuilds and 162 road resurfacing projects delivered in Gippsland the 2019-20 financial year.

Other South Gippsland roads receiving upgrades in this year’s program include Buffalo-Tarwin Lower Road, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, the South Gippsland Highway, Tarwin Lower Road and Meeniyan-Mirboo North Road.

More than $57.4 million is being invested to repair and resurface Gippsland roads this financial year as part of the Victorian Government’s $425 million maintenance investment in the state’s regional roads.

All upgrades in this program will be delivered before the end of May 2020. Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of workers and everyone travelling on our roads.

To learn more about road improvement works taking place in your area, head to regionalroads.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett

“Foster-Promontory Road is one of the gateway roads leading to South Gippsland’s most popular tourism destination – the Prom, that’s why we’re making it smoother and more reliable for all drivers.”

“It’s part of our regional road maintenance blitz that will see eight sections of road upgraded right across South Gippsland, including almost $6 million worth of improvements on the South Gippsland Highway. “