Border communities will have safer, smoother and more durable roads thanks to a $2 million upgrade package from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced work would begin on a designated drop-off zone at Bethanga Primary School to boost safety for pedestrians and students – as well as upgrades to five intersections along Bridge and Beardmore Streets.

The last of Bethanga’s gravel roads will also be sealed, including Broome Street, Dyring Street, Hollow Street, Martin Street, Montgomery Lane, Paton Street, McEwen Street and Pearce Place.

At Eskdale, upgrades to five intersections along the Omeo Highway are due to start next month to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

Road sealing works will also be completed soon on Spring Gully and Long Gully Roads, at Huon Creek, reducing the risk of vehicle run-offs and ensuring the roads better cater for local sheep and cattle producers, small businesses, cyclists and motorists.

The $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program helps rural and regional Victorian councils to carry out important road rehabilitation and resealing works, road safety improvements, bridge strengthening and other upgrades.

Quote attributable to Jaclyn Symes member for Northern Victoria

“We’re building smoother, safer and more durable roads for drivers in our border communities.”

“The Fixing Country Roads Program is helping to ensure that our communities have access to safe and reliable roads right across Victoria.”