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VIC’s multi-billion-dollar regional road blitz underway

VIC’s multi-billion-dollar regional road blitz underway

The Victorian Government has commenced this year’s road maintenance blitz to improve the safety, efficiency and longevity of regional roads.

Between now and June 2024, works will be carried out on-road repairs, inspecting and maintaining bridges, traffic lights and signage as well as controlling vegetation on roadsides to minimise bushfire risk on the state’s road corridors.

The majority of these works will be carried out across regional Victoria as part of the first phase of a 10-year, $6.6 billion maintenance strategy.

This comes off the back of the state’s maintenance blitz that was carried out over the past year, which saw more than 1800 kilometres of the state’s roads undergo rebuilding and repair work, including hundreds of major road rebuilding, resurfacing, and sealing works.


 

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More than 370,000 potholes have been patched, 21,000 signs repaired or replaced, tens of thousands of kilometres of roadside grass and weeds have been mowed, slashed, and sprayed and more than 290,000 tonnes of snow have been shifted from roads across the state’s Alpine regions.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne said the planned blitz would deliver better-targeted works and improved outcomes for residents across the state.

“We know we are facing a significant and complex repair program after some of the worst floods in our state’s history – that’s why our plan is backed by a long-term funding commitment and data-driven plan to fix our roads,” she said.

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