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Road repairs for key South Gippsland roads

MORE than $1 million will be spent rebuilding and upgrading sections of the Fish Creek-Foster Road as part of the State Government’s $170 million Repair and Restore package.

Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan said significant road surface upgrades on the Fish Creek-Foster Road, near O’Gradys Ridge Road, would begin next month.

“The Coalition Government will invest $1.27 million to complete this much needed work, with the project expected to take approximately one month to complete,” Mr Ryan said.

He said the government, through its $170 million Repair and Restore package, had also invested $670,000 in restoration works on the Foster-Promontory Road which began late last year.

“VicRoads crews have removed a 1.32 kilometre section of the Foster-Promontory

Road, just before the intersection with Meeniyan-Promontory Road, completely rebuilding the road to make it much stronger, more skid resistant and waterproof,” Mr Ryan said.

“All that remains are some minor finishing works, which will be carried out over the coming weeks.”

Mr Ryan said that while the road rehabilitation works would cause delays for motorists, it was important that the work was carried out during the summer months when conditions were most suitable.

“Motorists can expect to see plenty of road works occurring over the coming months as the road construction season ramps up to coincide with the warm and dry weather,” Mr Ryan said.

“Around the South Gippsland area, significant repair works will be carried out on a number of roads, including eight separate sites on the South Gippsland Highway, Waratah Road, Barry Road, Meeniyan-Promontory Road and Buffalo-Tarwin Lower Road.

“Motorists should note that traffic controls will be in place to help minimise traffic disruptions and to factor in an additional 10 minutes of travel time.

“I thank motorists for their patience while these important works are undertaken, and remind them to observe the reduced speed limits for their own safety and the safety of workers.”

Mr Ryan said the government’s $170 million Repair and Restore package, which is in addition to existing road maintenance funding, was helping VicRoads to develop a comprehensive program of works to be rolled out across the state.

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