More than 200 roads will benefit from the program, including sections of the Princes Highway, Nepean Highway and Hume Freeway. Key arterial roads such as Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road, Centre Dandenong Road and the South Gippsland Highway are also slated for repairs along with Heidelberg Road, St Georges Road and the Greensborough Highway in the city’s north.
It will include the repair of thousands of potholes and cracks, with more than 224 kilometres of roads to be repaired over the next 12 months.
A roadside clearing program will also be undertaken in regional and metropolitan Victoria to minimise the risk of grassfires and bushfires.
Roadside infrastructure will also be improved, with assets such as signs, safety barriers and fences being repaired and replaced.
Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said the program is the biggest road maintenance blitz Melbourne has ever seen.
Member for Burwood Will Fowles said, “These are the suburban roads that we rely on every day to get to work, take the kids to school and visit friends and family – it’s vital that we make sure that our local roads remain safe and reliable.”