A new programme of road repairs is intended to tackle problems on Melbourne’s roads. The Victorian State Government is financing works worth US$129 million (A$183 million) to around 200 road and bridge sections across the state, in a bid to improve road conditions.
The work will be carried out by three firms, Sprayline Road Services, Fulton Hogan Industries and Downer EDI Works. The improvements will include repairing fences, fitting new guard rail and signs, resurfacing worn sections of road, filling in potholes and clearing roadsides.
Key sections of road to benefit will include the South Gippsland Highway, the Hume Freeway, the Nepean Highway and the Princes Highway.