THE State Government says that Mansfield drivers can look forward to safer, more reliable roads as they launch their regional road maintenance blitz.
But state Liberal member for Eildon Cindy McLeish (MLA, Eildon) said that local roads will actually suffer because of cuts in the budget, going as far to call it “lunacy”.
The Victorian budget 2018/19 allocates $941 million toward fixing Victoria’s regional road network, which includes a specific $56 million in maintenance for our North East region.
As part of the ‘blitz’, urgently needed repairs are scheduled to be carried out on sections of Midland Highway, as well as dozens of other roads.
Across the state more than 1000km of roads are to be repaired, resurfaced or rebuilt.