Call to speed up Kilmore Wallan Bypass

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


Heavy traffic cops blame for building damage from local MP

Call to speed up Kilmore Wallan Bypass
Cindy McLeish: ongoing damage to historic buildings

 

The Victorian Government is urged to speed up the build of Kilmore Wallan Bypass due to wear and tear of local roads.

Seymour Liberal MP Cindy McLeish says Kilmore’s historic buildings are being damaged due to heavy traffic passing through the town.

She says the Northern Highway is currently the town’s main street which carries large truck volumes.

The bypass links the Northern Highway with the Hume Freeway for up to 13 kilometres.

There are plans to build a two-lane highway and VicRoads has come up with various route options but none has been finalised.

"The highway divides the town in the middle and it is extremely difficult to navigate form one side of the road to the other by either car or by foot," McLeish says.

"The road carries extremely heavy traffic, including many trucks. This has caused people in the town to lack a sense that their town is liveable.

"There are many opportunities for the liveability of the town to be enhanced; Kilmore has experienced ongoing damage to historic buildings through continual wear and tear and it is important that the town preserve its historic nature which is becoming more and more difficult." 

The project is due for completion in 2017.

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