An opportunity to give feedback to the CEO of VicRoads about the condition of roads in South West Victoria has arisen, with a forum being held in Portland this Thursday 23rd February at 4.30pm. If you wish to participate then register online.
RACV’s investigations considered VicRoads data, budget papers and interviews with officers of Glenelg Shire and Corangamite Shire. RACV estimates that the South-West has about 600 kilometres of ‘distressed’ roads that will cost about $486 million to repair. That is simply to strengthen the road pavement and resurface the worst roads, without any crash barriers, drainage upgrades or other essential works that are needed for roads that enable safe high-speed travel in regional areas. It also isn’t enough to stop other roads from becoming ‘distressed’.