A Smoother Ride For The South East

A Smoother Ride For The South East

Victoria Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

$12.7 Million To Maintain Roads In Melbourne’s South East

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Roads Terry Mulder today announced the award of three road maintenance contracts valued at $12.7 Million for asphalt resurfacing works in Melbourne’s south east, including the Monash and Eastern Freeways.

Mr. Mulder said the community relies heavily on these vital freeway links.

“This is a significant level of investment to ensure roads in the growing south eastern suburbs can continue to safely service the region’s busy traffic needs.” Mr. Mulder said.

“The asphalt resurfacing works include many sites across the main arterial network in Melbourne’s south east, and will improve skid resistance, surface texture and ride quality for all drivers.”

Mr. Mulder said that focusing on periodic and proactive maintenance helps reduce long term costs and associated delays to road users.

“These improvements will not only create a smoother, safer road for motorists, they will also preserve the longevity of the road and reduce the maintenance it requires in future.” Mr. Mulder said.

“VicRoads’ contractors will start delivering these works over the coming months with the aim to complete the works by mid-April 2013.”

“These improvement works help ensure Victoria’s road network will continue to provide a safe and reliable service into the future.”

In addition to the Monash and Eastern Freeways these contracts include asphalt resurfacing works on major roads such the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Nepean Highway, Princes Highway East, South Gippsland Highway and Maroondah Highway. The works are located across 16 municipalities in Melbourne’s south and east.