PRINCESS HIGHWAY ROAD REBUILDING KICKS OFF

Work is underway to rebuild five sections of the Princes Highway to provide a smoother, safer and more reliable journey for Gippsland drivers as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s maintenance blitz.

More than 600 metres of the Princes Highway’s east-bound section is currently being rebuilt, which will be followed by further rebuilds over the spring and summer months at sites in Moe, Hernes Oak and Fernbank.

More than 220 kilometres of Gippsland’s roads will be rebuilt, repaired or resurfaced this maintenance season to improve safety and reliability on the region’s arterial road network.

Other Gippsland roads to be fixed include the South Gippsland Highway, the Bass Highway, Korumburra-Inverloch Road, Maryvale Road, Foster-Promontory Road and Rosedale-Longford Road.

Across regional Victoria, crews will rebuild, repair and resurface around 1500 kilometres of the regional road network – supporting around 1100 construction jobs.

During works, changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of workers and everyone travelling on our roads.

On top of RRV’s road maintenance program, regional councils are delivering 133 improvement projects on their municipal roads across the state thanks to round two of the Victorian Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads program – including rebuilding sections of local roads, sealing gravel roads, and strengthening bridges.

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

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:

“The Princes Highway is an important freight corridor and tourist route – and we’re making sure it’s smoother, safer and more reliable for the thousands of drivers who rely on it every day.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett:

“We’re rebuilding, repairing and resurfacing more than 220 kilometres of Gippsland roads this year as part of our massive road maintenance blitz.”