Drastic measures to reduce road carnage

MESSAGE OUT: Getting the message to slow down and reduce the road toll at last week’s official announcement of the 80kph speed reduction zone are (from left) Bryan Sherritt, regional director, VicRoads, Elaine Wyatt, general manager infrastructure and development, Murrindindi Shire, Leading Senior Constable Darryl Crowley (Kelly Crowley’s father) and Inspector Dan Trimble, Benalla Police Service Area. PHOTO: Courtesy VicRoads

THE dangerous stretch of the Goulburn Valley Highway between Yea and Molesworth will see radical changes in an attempt to curb the road toll.

Changed speed limits and the installation of a barrier down the centre of the road will make the 10 kilometre stretch of road safer for motorists.

Representatives from VicRoads, Victoria Police and Murrindindi Shire met near Yea last Tuesday to officially introduce the new speed limit.

“The 100kph zone has now been reduced to 80kph between Molesworth and Yea,” VicRoads regional director, Bryan Sherritt, said.

“Reducing the speed limit at this location will reduce the severity of crashes if they do occur,” he said.

Mr Sherritt said the Goulburn Valley Highway supports a major Victorian tourism industry with access to lakes, wine regions, snowfields and national parks, as well as providing a regional transport freight link between the Hume, Melba and Maroondah highways to regional centres and rural industry.

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