Following damage caused by flooding and heavy rainfall, repairs have wrapped up along one of regional Victoria’s busiest freight routes.
The Victorian Government has completed repairs along a 1.3-kilometre stretch of the Midland Highway, between Gheringhap and Bannockburn that was badly flood damaged last year and had to be ripped up as a result.
“We know that the Midland Highway plays a vital role in Victoria’s economy, as well as connecting drivers to education, employment, family and friends – that’s why we’re making sure the 8000 drivers who use it each day have access to smoother, more reliable journeys,” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne.
Victoria’s flood-damaged roads are currently undergoing large-scale repairs as part of the state government’s $165 million emergency repair blitz.
An additional $2.8 billion will be invested over the next 10 years into road maintenance and renewal works, including flood recovery.
In addition to linking Ballarat and Geelong, the Midland Highway also connects the Port of Geelong, with Bendigo, Shepparton and Benalla.