Our crews have rebuilt the section south of Kerang, between Appin South Road and Marcorna Road. The existing road surface was stabilised, and a new pavement layer added to strengthen the road before the entire length was resurfaced.
The safer and more durable surface will benefit the more than 1,500 vehicles who use the road each day, including hundreds of heavy vehicles.
Earlier this year crews also rebuilt two sections of the Loddon Valley Highway totalling 2.4 kilometres, south of Kerang, between Worsley Road and McPhail Road in Tragowel and between Fentons Road and Mincha-Canary Island Road in Loddon Vale.
Last year the Kerang region had the highest October rainfall since records began in 1910. This unprecedented level of rainfall caused incredible levels of damage to our roads.
The Victorian Government will rebuild, repair and resurface hundreds of Victorian roads thanks to an investment of more than $770 million in maintaining the state’s road assets over the next 12 months.
Victorian Government is investing an additional $2.8 billion over 10 years into road maintenance and renewal works, including flood recovery. This will see a total of at least $6.6 billion invested in maintaining our road assets over the next decade.
Further information on the Loddon Mallee 2023-24 maintenance program can be found here.