Victorian Government announces road safety upgrades

By: Jason Whittaker


Work will begin later this month on sections of the Goulburn Valley Highway and Broadford-Kilmore Road after the Victorian Government

Work will begin later this month on sections of the Goulburn Valley Highway and Broadford-Kilmore Road after the Victorian Government today announced a $1.5 million contract for safety improvements.

The upgrades, due top be completed in September, will seal the road shoulder of both sides of the Goulburn Valley Highway, providing a continuous sealed shoulder from Seymour to Trawool.

It will also provide 3.35 km of safety fencing on Broadford-Kilmore Road and 3.3 km on the Goulburn Valley Highway to protect road users and vehicles from roadside trees, deep embankments and other roadside fixed objects.

Furthermore, the contract also stipulates upgraded line markings for sections of the Goulburn Valley Highway.

According to Minister for Ports and Roads Tim Pallas, the improvements will reduce transport operating costs as well as the rate of accidents.

"The safety upgrades on the Goulburn Valley Highway and Broadford-Kilmore Road are expected to lower the incidence of drivers running off the road and reduce accident severity," he says.

The contract follows the completion of the $40.55 million duplication of the Goulburn Valley Highway between the Murchison East deviation and the proposed Shepparton Bypass, just north of Ross Road.

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