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17
Jul

LAST CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE TO VICROADS DISCUSSION ON COUNTRY ROADS (GREATER SHEPPARTON, MOIRA)

There is still time for Greater Shepparton and Moira residents to take part in the conversation on how to improve the road networks in our local community and wider state, Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell said.
VicRoads is currently conducting the Country Roads project, which includes talking to local communities about how it can better plan, build, manage and maintain the almost 20,000 kilometres of country arterial roads in Victoria.
Ms Lovell has long championed improvements to the region’s roads, and said she is acutely aware that many people in the local community have concerns about road safety and conditions, as well as suggestions on how things can be improved.
“I have spoken with people, read their Facebook comments, and have been out and inspected a lot of the roads in the district that people have raised concerns about,” Ms Lovell said.
“Last year, I raised numerous local roads issues in Parliament and with the Minister, which successfully resulted in works being undertaken on the Tatura-Murchison Road and the Goulburn Valley Highway.
“There is a lot of conversation in the local community about the state of roads within the district and across Victoria, and I strongly encourage anyone who has anything they feel should be said to take part in the discussion that VicRoads is currently having.”
Ms Lovell’s push for people to take part in the online discussion follows the local forum held in Shepparton in May, where community feedback outlined the start of the Shepparton Bypass project, intersection and road signage improvements, and calls for passing bays and sealed shoulders as common issues.
“Some of the issues already being discussed online include quality of road works such as the Midland Highway works currently being undertaken, as well as road safety concerns and calls for the bypass project to be accelerated,” Ms Lovell said.
“To make sure VicRoads can be aware of what local users of our roads feel are the biggest issues to address, I strongly encourage Greater Shepparton and Moira residents to add to the online discussion by sharing their priorities for the future of the road network in the region.”
The online discussion forum will be open for comment until 13 August 2017.
For further information, or to contribute to the conversation, visit engage.vicroads.vic.gov.au/countryroads   

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