Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) will host two sessions in Omeo and Swifts Creek in early March to update the community about road widening works being delivered at Bullocky Creek and between Hell’s Gate and Namestone Point that will greatly improve journeys for heavy vehicles, safety and sight distance.
Construction is expected to begin in late-March 2019 at Bullocky Creek and work at both sites is scheduled to be complete in early 2020.
These works follow upgrades already completed along the Great Alpine Road, including new wider road shoulders between Tambo Crossing and south of Omeo, yellow line-marking and the installation of guideposts to improve delineation between the Mt Hotham Airport and Omeo.
Regional Roads Victoria Acting Regional Director (Eastern), Pas Monacella said the Great Alpine Road is an iconic Gippsland road that services agricultural and timber industries and attracts thousands of recreational motorcyclists and tourists heading to the Mount Hotham snowfields.
“We’ve been working hard to deliver a safer Great Alpine Road in Gippsland and now we are inviting the community to attend these sessions and meet our team, see the plans and learn more about the project,” said Mr Monacella.
The project has been funded as part of the Australian and Victorian governments’ $10 million road improvement package for the Great Alpine Road from Bruthen to Cobungra.
Community Information Sessions
Date: Monday 4 March, 2019
Time: Drop in anytime between 2pm and 6pm
Location: Swifts Creek Community Centre, 6879 Great Alpine Road, Swifts Creek
Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Time: Drop in anytime between 3pm and 7pm
Location: Omeo Soldier’s Memorial Hall, 179 Day Avenue (Great Alpine Road), Omeo