- 14 sections of the South Gippsland Highway to be resealed
- Victorian Coalition Government invests $1.3 million to complete works
- Community feedback helped identify areas in need of resealing
The Victorian Coalition Government continues to repair key roads in South Gippsland, with a further $1.3 million being injected into resealing works on damaged sections of the South Gippsland Highway.
The $1.3 million investment will reseal a total of 14 sections of the South Gippsland Highway from Lang Lang to Stradbroke, providing significant relief for local motorists.
The investment will be provided through the Coalition Government’s record $500 million roads maintenance investment.
The first of the 14 sections of the South Gippsland Highway to be resealed was announced recently, with $34,000 allocated for works near Meeniyan.
Today’s announcement confirms the remaining 13 sections of the South Gippsland Highway to be resealed, including sections at Lang Lang, Korumburra, Leongatha, Meeniyan, Welshpool, Yarram and Stradbroke.
Deputy Premier and The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan welcomed the investment and said the resealing works would begin shortly.
“Over the winter months VicRoads carried out significant patching works along the South Gippsland Highway, providing a short term fix,” Mr Ryan said.
“This work was only designed to be a temporary fix, with important resealing works held off until the warmer months, which are now upon us.
“The resealing works will improve the road surface, creating a smoother ride for motorists, while making the road surface waterproof and more resistant to future damage.
“I want to reassure local motorists that we are listening to their concerns about road conditions and will continue to invest to fix our roads.”
Mr Ryan said VicRoads would continue to monitor the condition of the local road network and he encouraged locals to continue reporting damaged sections of road to VicRoads so it could be patched and resealed as quickly as possible.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien echoed Mr Ryan’s comments and said VicRoads had taken into account community feedback when identifying the sections of the highway in need of significant repairs.
“I thank the South Gippsland community for its strong feedback, and I want to reassure locals that we are listening to their concerns,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Nationals, working in Coalition Government, will continue to invest in our road network to repair the significant damage which has occurred over recent years.
“The Nationals understand that fixing country roads, saves country lives.”
Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government had invested well over $100 million to fix and upgrade local roads in South Gippsland over the past three and a half years, with more money flowing through to the region on an ongoing basis.
“We will continue to prioritise this region to ensure our local roads can be fixed or upgraded as quickly as possible,” Mr O’Brien said.
“We will also continue to invest in key safety upgrades, new passing lanes as well as supporting local councils to fix and improve local roads.”
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