Gippsland roads to receive $57M for maintenance

The Victorian Government has awarded the contract for a $38.4 million 1.2-kilometre upgrade of Hallam Road in Hampton Park, which involves adding a lane in each direction between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway.The Victorian Government has announced a road maintenance initiative underway across Gippsland to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads.

Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today announced $57.4 million was being invested into rebuilding, resurfacing and repairing around 220 kilometres of roads across the region.

The upgrades will include stretches of the Princes Highway, South Gippsland Highway, Bass Highway, Korumburra-Inverloch Road, Maryvale Road, Foster-Promontory Road and Rosedale-Longford Road.

Last year the state government saw over 297,000 tonnes of asphalt laid and 145,000 potholes fixed as part of  its maintenance initiative.

This year another 1,500 kilometres are planned to be repaired, rebuilt and resurfaced.

Alongside this regional councils are delivering 133 improvement projects on municipal roads due to the state governments $100 million ‘Fixing Country Roads program’. This includes rebuilding sections of local roads, sealing gravel roads and strengthening bridges.

Ms. Pulford said the government is fixing roads across Gippsland to give everyone a safer journey.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing said sections of roads across our region including the Princes, Bass and South Gippsland highways will be rebuilt to ensure Victorians can get to where they’re going on smoother and more reliable roads.

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