Works underway to rebuild Blue Ribbon Road in Victoria

Upgrade work has begun on the 29-kilometre section of the Peninsula Development Road this week as part of the $260 million Cape York Region Package.Work to rebuild and repair a section of Blue Ribbon Road near Dooen has begun as part of the Victorian Government’s regional road maintenance blitz.

A 700 metre section of the road will undergo a full rebuild to improve its strength, durability and longevity.

A further 11 kilometres of the road’s surface will be re-sealed, also to improve the durability and longevity of the road surface.

The site is one of 12 being strengthened and resurfaced across six of the Wimmera region’s busiest roads.

The state government is continuing with it road maintenance program which last year saw 297,000 tonnes of asphalt laid and 145,000 potholes fixed.

This year the state government aims to rebuild, repair or resurface another 1500 kilometres of road in Victoria.

The works on Blue Ribbon Road started earlier this month and are expected to take five weeks to complete.

Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said we know the Blue Ribbon Road is important for local drivers and the regions economy.

“The local community use this road each and every day and these works will ensure they have a better and safer journey.”

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