Works associated with a $1.1 million package to repair flood damaged arterial roads in and around the Kerang area have been completed.
Member for Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, said that completion of repairs to a section of the Loddon Valley Highway south of Kerang, was the final step in reconnecting local communities which were devastated by flood.
“Following last year’s floods, as well as dealing with damage to homes and property, residents faced the extra burden of trying to travel to work and community activities along roads severely impacted upon by water,” Mr Walsh said.
Many roads were so severely damaged by the flooding that repairing them presented significant technical challenges with the Murray Valley Highway, between the Loddon Valley Highway and Sleepy Lane, south of Kerang, having to be one of the roads which had to be entirely rebuilt.
Arterial roads in the area that underwent significant repairs and are now open to traffic include:
• Murray Valley Highway, near the weigh station to the north of Kerang.
• Kerang-Murrabit Road,
• Kerang-Koondrook Road, between Kenny Road and Pyramid Creek.
“Works to repair these roads were wide-ranging, and included laying brand new road bases, returning road heights to their original levels, strengthening and stabilising roads, and applying new seals and linemarking,” Mr Walsh said.
“Over the coming weeks, VicRoads will carry out ‘tidy up’ work, such as removing debris from culverts and around bridge structures in the area.”
Monitoring of road surfaces will also continue for some time.
Motorists are reminded that due to the nature of the works, some roads may still be under speed restrictions. VicRoads asks drivers to observe the changed traffic conditions for their safety.
Mr Walsh thanked the community for their patience while flood repair works have been carried out.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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