Mansfield Shire Council roads are set for upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today joined Labor candidate for Eildon, Sally Brennan in Mansfield to announce $1million in Andrews Government funding would allow council to start works. Council will contribute $500,000

The projects announced today include:

  • Lakins Road Bridge Replacement – Replacement of a single lane 3t load limited timber and steel bridge with a major culvert structure. New structure to be capable of supporting truck and heavy machinery, have safety barriers and be on an improved alignment.  Bridge is located at Black Creek, Lakins Road, Mansfield.
  • Dead Horse Lane West Construction Construction of 1.4km pavement and sealing of Dead Horse Lane West, Mansfield from Midland Link to Withers Lane as part of the Mansfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass. Proposed works include road widening, drainage installation (culverts), full depth pavement construction suitable for heavy vehicles, sealing including shoulders, intersection works to allow B-double turning movements. The project will allow heavy vehicles to safely utilise the road and avoid the Mansfield CBD.

“These projects funded by the Andrews Labor Government and Council were identified by Mansfield Shire Council will improve safety on local roads,” Ms Symes said.

“We know how important road safety is to country Victorians and that is why Labor is investing in local projects identified by the Council to make our roads safer.”

These initiatives follow the biggest road maintenance blitz regional Victoria has ever seen, with $333 million invested this year to repair, rebuild and resurface 1,500 kilometres of country roads – creating more than 650 construction jobs in country Victoria.

The Labor Government has more than doubled road maintenance spending since coming to office.