Road blitz hits the west

By Ewen McRae

Several local roads are being targeted as part of a road maintenance blitz across the state.

Member for Melton Steve McGhie said work crews were gearing up to carry out thousands of maintenance jobs across the state during the warmer months.

Roads in Melton that form part of the works include The Western Highway, Melton Highway and Ballarat Road.

“We’re delivering another massive program of road maintenance to make sure drivers in Melton can safely get to where they’re going, on smoother and more reliable roads,” Mr McGhie said.

“We know how important these roads are to families in Melton who are heading to work or dropping the kids off at school – that’s why we’re fixing them.”

The maintenance program will also improve, repair and replace damaged signs, safety barriers and fences.

On any given night during the blitz, about 100 workers will be fixing roads across Melbourne, while 1100 construction jobs are set to be created in the regions as part of this work.

The blitz is part of a $653.5 million state government investment to rebuild and resurface roads across the state over the next two years.

The work will include the improvement of more than 1800 kilometres of roads across Victoria, 150,000 potholes and trim more than 30,000 kilometres of roadside vegetation in the next year.