BUILDING A BETTER AND SAFER SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY
Wednesday, 23 October 2018
The Andrews Labor Government has started work at Franklin River as part of the largest maintenance upgrade in the South Gippsland Highway’s history.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said 30 per cent of this key arterial freight and tourist route between Lang Lang and Sale will be rebuilt or resurfaced over the coming months.
The Franklin River location is the first of 11 sections on the South Gippsland Highway to be rehabilitated as part of the Labor Government’s record $333 million maintenance package for regional Victoria.
Works on this first section will take place during daylight hours from Monday to Saturday and are expected to take roughly three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Locals are advised that speed and lane restrictions may be in place around the clock to keep drivers and workers safe.
From next month and continuing into the new year, work on the remaining ten sections spanning from Lang Lang to Alberton will progressively start.
Major road rebuilds on the Strzelecki Highway at Booral, Maffra-Rosedale Road in Denison and on Bruthen-Nowa Nowa Road will also get underway.
Over 380 kilometres of Gippsland’s roads will be repaired, rebuilt or resurfaced this maintenance season to improve the condition and safety of the region’s arterial road network.
Victoria’s new, dedicated country roads body, Regional Roads Victoria has opened its doors in Ballarat and is will oversee Labor’s record $941 million investment in regional roads.
To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“We’re getting on with the biggest upgrade of the South Gippsland Highway ever – delivering a safer and smoother journey for the people who rely on this road every day.”
“A massive section will be completely rebuilt or resurfaced between Lang Lang and Sale to get locals, visitors and freight drivers where they need to go sooner.”