Local roads to get long awaited upgrade

14 Sep 2016 Shepparton Adviser, Shepparton VIC (General News) THE Euroa-Shepparton Road, Buckland Gap Road, Euroa-Mansfield Road and Midland Highway are set to get major safety upgrades thanks to a share in $9M. The works, which are due to start later this year, will include the installation of wire rope barriers, guard rails and rumble strips as well as hazard removal, drainage works and improvements to road pavement. The improvements will aim to reduce crashes at these sites by up to 72 percent. Over a five year period there has been a high number of casualty crashes on these particular roads with nine people losing their lives and 21 seriously injured. Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan said, These improvements mean that people can get to work and home again safely. We are getting on with the job and addressing the areas which locals know are hot spots for crashes. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said, These four roads have been the site of run off road crashes and were taking action to improve the safety of these roads curves so we can reduce the risk and likelihood of crashes. Were making the roads safer for locals, primary producers transporting goods and visitors to the region. Caption Text: MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan with Regional Director North Eastern Victoria for VicRoads, Nicki Kyriakou, and Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes at Euroa-Shepparton Road which will be one of the roads that will be improved as part of a $9M roads upgrade. Photo: Supplied. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.