ALTONA ROAD MAINTENANCE BLITZ TO BEGIN

The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway throughout the Altona District to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads. It will kick off in October to coincide with the warmer spring and summer months.

Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy said crews were gearing up to deliver thousands of maintenance jobs across the state during the warmer months including five upgrades across the Altona District.

The Labor Government’s massive maintenance blitz includes $653.5 million to rebuild and resurface roads across the state over the next two years, on top of the Government’s annual investment in road maintenance – which will be $216 million this financial year.

The blitz will improve more than 1800 kilometres of roads across Victoria, 150,000 potholes and trim more than 30,000 kilometres of roadside vegetation across Victoria in the next year alone.

Roads to benefit locally include the Princes Fwy entry from Kororoit Creek Road, Princes Fwy exit onto Fitzgerald Road and Princes Fwy at Newland Street delivering safer and more reliable journeys for drivers.

The maintenance program will also improve repair and replace damaged signs, safety barriers and fences, which all play an important role in road safety.

On any given night during the blitz, about 100 workers will be fixing roads across Melbourne, while 1,100 construction jobs are set to be created in the regions as part of this work.

The full program of planned maintenance works is now live on vicroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona, Jill Hennessy

“We’re delivering another massive program of road maintenance to make sure drivers in the Altona District can safely get to where they’re going, on smoother and more reliable roads.”

“We know how important these roads are to local families who are heading to work or dropping the kids off at school – that’s why we’re fixing them.”