Wednesday, 10 March 2021

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a smoother and safer journey for the thousands of drivers using Murphy Street in Wangaratta, as part of the regional road maintenance blitz across north east Victoria.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said improvements to this key route through Wangaratta are part the Government’s $85 million investment to rebuild and repair more than 250 kilometres roads across the region this maintenance season.

The works will target the north- and south-bound lanes on a 475-metre stretch between Ford and Faithfull streets, with crews rebuilding the road surface.

Additional funding from the council will also allow crews to improve the surface on the Murphy Street parking bays while on site. Line-marking will be refreshed throughout the entire 475-metre area.

Works are scheduled to start Tuesday, 16 March and be completed by Tuesday 24 March, weather permitting.

Night works will be undertaken from 6pm to 5am to minimise traffic disruptions, with lane closures in place for the safety of both workers and motorists.

A north-bound detour will be in place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights, with cars to be detoured via Ford, Ovens and Faithfull streets. A south-bound detour will be in place overnight on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

The detours will only be in place while crews are on site, with traffic to continue as normal during the day. Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open throughout the works.

With small delays expected, motorists are advised to plan their journey ahead of time.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We know how heavily used Murphy Street is, so it’s important to make sure we continue to invest in upgrades like this to ensure the long-term safety of motorists who use it every day.”

“We’ve invested $85 million in north east Victoria to make vital upgrades like this, which also provide jobs on site and throughout the supply chain.”