As part of the annual program of roadside maintenance, inspections play a vital role in preparing for the 2018/2019 fire danger period. To ensure that detour routes remain safe for use, particularly during periods of increased fire danger, RRV undertakes a number of assessments including examinations of road surfaces, roadside reserves and other surrounding infrastructure. 

RRV aims to ensure that if there is an emergency situation, people are able to leave an affected area quickly and safely. 

RRV staff have been out on the region’s 19,000-kilometre network ensuring that detour routes are safe and clear of obstacles, along with conducting an extensive roadside mowing program across the region’s arterial roads. 

Other mitigation works include roadside weed spraying, inspecting static detour signage and other routine maintenance. 

Our role is to support emergency services by co-ordinating traffic management and detours throughout the course of any emergency and associated recovery period. 

RRV then shares this information with the community through regional media networks, VicTraffic and social media platforms. 

Emergency management preparation is a year-round process for all regions to ensure staff are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise. 

RRV works closely with the CFA, Victoria Police and the Department of Environment, Land, Planning and Water to assess levels of risk and co-ordinate mitigation works. 

RRV also plays a role in the follow-up to any emergency situations, assessing and repairing affected road infrastructure to ensure the network is safe for all road users. 

Find out more about works underway or planned in your area

Keep up-to-date with road detours and closures during an emergency via VicTraffic or download the VicTraffic app.