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Monday, 15 January 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE UPGRADES FOR MARONG ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting locals and industry to have their say on future improvements to Marong Road between Ironbark and Maiden Gully.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced that a second community information session will be held in February to discuss the future of Marong Road.

VicRoads is conducting a planning study to better understand of the future needs of drivers and the freight industry on this busy stretch of road. 

Almost 12,000 vehicles currently travel along Marong Road each day.

Between 2012 and 2017, there were 39 crashes along this section of road leading to 52 injuries, with 17 of them being serious.

A VicRoads drop-in session will be held at Bendigo Stadium on Thursday, 1 February from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, following December’s session that attracted strong interest from locals.

Members of the community who cannot attend this session can still share their views online at engagevicroads.vic.gov.au, with submissions closing midnight February 4, 2018.

Concept designs are expected by mid-2018, while the planning study is expected to take up to three years to complete.

We want locals to come on down and have their say on potential changes to a road that many use every day.

As our region grows, we’re investing in transport solutions that will get people home sooner and safer.

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