Victorian freight road upgrade begins

Works to upgrade a key freight transport road in the Victorian regional town of Shepparton is now under way.Works to upgrading Old Dookie Road in Shepparton, a key freight route in regional Victoria, has official started with the route to be widened and rebuilt between Drummond Road and Doyles Road.

“The Shepparton project is part of the Australian Government’s record $50 billion infrastructure investment programme that is building our future, creating jobs and delivering a more effective national freight corridor,” said Darren Chester, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

“These works will improve traffic flow and safety by removing heavy vehicles from central Shepparton, while also catering for the anticipated future growth in the region.”

Dinny Adem, Mayor of Greater Shepparton, commented, “The project once complete will provide a much safer road for commuters and trucks to travel on, improving the freight route for trucks to access industry in the area.

“This upgrade will connect the Shepparton East industrial zone to the Shepparton Alternate Route and also fits in well with our proposed GV Bypass as it will be an important component in the East West passage of traffic.”

The Old Dookie Road project is due to be completed in late 2017, with work to then start of the New Dookie Road and Verney Road intersection upgrade.

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