MOUNT BULLER ROAD UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY

Travellers to the ski fields at Mount Buller and Mount Stirling will have a safer, smoother journey with vital maintenance works kicking off thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said works would begin soon to rebuild just over a one kilometre stretch of Mount Buller Road as part of a $425 million regional roads maintenance blitz.

The key arterial is one of the main regional connections to fishing, hiking, camping and cycling opportunities in Victoria’s High Country.

Drainage improvements and pavement strengthening works will be undertaken to improve safety and rideability on a badly worn section of Mount Buller Road in between Ingomar and Pollards roads.

During the 2019/20 maintenance season, crews are rebuilding, repairing and resurfacing around 1500 kilometres of the regional road network throughout Victoria – supporting around 1100 construction jobs in regional Victoria.

On top of RRV’s road maintenance program, regional councils are delivering 133 improvement projects on their municipal roads across the state thanks to round two of the Victorian Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads program – including rebuilding sections of local roads, sealing gravel roads, and strengthening bridges.

To learn more about road improvement works taking place in your area, head to regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

 “With these vital maintenance works, we’re making sure people heading to Mount Buller and Mount Stirling will have a smoother, safer journey.”

“Our regional roads investment is improving our road network and boosting reliability for people driving through Victoria’s High Country and beyond.”