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Monday, 16 February 2015

$1.35M TO BE SPENT TO IMPROVE THE PYRENEES HIGHWAY

“Drivers are the big winners in the latest funding boost to improve road safety along the Pyrenees Highway in between Castlemaine and Newstead,” State Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today.

 “This road is a vital link in the local network, and the $1,350,000 investment was further proof that the State Labor Government is committed to road safety.”

“This stretch of the Pyrenees Highway is an important freight and tourist route between Melbourne and the northern central region of Victoria, and is used extensively by locals.”

“This road safety project is being delivered under the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP), which is the centrepiece of Victoria’s fight to keep road users across the state safe.”

“The Victorian Government has committed $24 million for projects in this round of funding.”

The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program is targeted to areas right across Victoria where projects can have a specific and immediate safety benefit.

Works on this project are due to start later in 2015.

 Quotes Attributable Ms Edwards

“Regular users of the Pyrenees Highway through this area know that it winds through hilly terrain with trees and embankments on both sides of the road.”

“This project will go a long way towards ensuring all road users travelling along this highway are doing so in the safest environment possible.”

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