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Budget pledge to fix country roads

THE State Budget to be delivered today (Tuesday) will include $941 million for maintenance of regional roads in Victoria in 2018-19.
Funding would go towards improving the South Gippsland Highway and Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing said $9.7 million would be spent on a dual-lane roundabout on Phillip Island, at Phillip Island Road and Back Beach Road.
“We know this is an area that has been a site of numerous casualty collisions and is an area where people consistently find themselves at a standstill when traffic is at its peak in summer and during calendar events,” Ms Shing said.
The State Government will also establish Regional Roads Victoria as a new division of VicRoads and create a $100 million Fixing Country Roads Fund for council roads and bridges.

Announcing upgrades: Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield, Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriett Shing and Labor candidate for Bass Jordan Crugnale were at Wonthaggi Hospital on Friday for the announcement of a $941 million boost for Victorian roads.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=24783

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