Works to repair the road pavement near Blue Nose Creek Bridge, west of Cann River on the Princes Highway, have been prioritised following representations from Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
“Having received contact from the community about the surface ‘sinking’ on the westbound lane at the approach to the bridge, I raised the matter with VicRoads,” Mr Bull said.
On VicRoads’ behalf, the Roads Minister responded, advising:
“Works have been prioritised at this location in the future works program and maintenance crews have erected cautionary signage until temporary repairs are scheduled.”
“While I am pleased my representations have helped secure some action, the Minister has failed to provide a timeframe for these works,” Mr Bull said.
“Given the surface has been deteriorating for some time now, I am hopeful this matter can be resolved sooner rather than later.
“In Parliament this week, I lodged a question directly to the Minister to ask exactly when final repair works would commence and conclude.
“This is obviously a route used by many East Gippslanders, including local freight operators, as well as those who regularly pass through the region and often spend money in our communities.”
The Minister has 30 days to respond.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018