MONBULK ROAD MAINTENANCE BLITZ TO BEGIN
The Andrews Labor Government’s massive road maintenance blitz is getting underway throughout Monbulk to give drivers safer, smoother and stronger roads. It will kick off in October to coincide with the warmer spring and summer months.
Member for Monbulk James Merlin MP said crews were gearing up to deliver thousands of maintenance jobs across the state during the warmer months including 10 upgrades across Monbulk.
The Labor Government’s massive maintenance blitz includes $653.5 million to rebuild and resurface roads across the state over the next two years, on top of the Government’s annual investment in road maintenance – which will be $216 million this financial year.
The blitz will improve more than 1800 kilometres of roads across Victoria, 150,000 potholes and trim more than 30,000 kilometres of roadside vegetation across Victoria in the next year alone.
Roads to benefit in Monbulk include Belgrave-Hallam Road, Emerald-Monbulk Road and Olinda-Monbulk Road, delivering safer and more reliable journeys for drivers.
The maintenance program will also improve repair and replace damaged signs, safety barriers and fences, which all play an important role in road safety.
On any given night during the blitz, about 100 workers will be fixing roads across Melbourne, while 1,100 construction jobs are set to be created in the regions as part of this work.
The full program of planned maintenance works is now live on vicroads.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP
“We’re delivering another massive program of road maintenance to make sure drivers in Monbulk can safely get to where they’re going, on smoother and more reliable roads.”
“We know how important these roads are to families in Monbulk who are heading to work or dropping the kids off at school – that’s why we’re fixing them.”