Major road maintenance program complete
Thousands of kilometres of Victorian roads are safer and more reliable thanks to a massive seasonal road maintenance blitz.
Since September 2020, crews throughout Victoria have worked tirelessly to rebuild, repair, and resurface more than 2,430 kilometres of the road network, exceeding pre-blitz estimates and delivering more reliable journeys for local drivers, tourists, and freight operators.
On top of this, maintenance crews filled more than 230,000 potholes, repaired, or replaced 41,000 signs and mowed more than 50,000 kilometres of roadside grass, as well as spending more than 5,000 hours responding to emergency callouts across the state.
Across metropolitan Melbourne, works delivered on busy arterial routes include the Western Freeway, Mickleham Road, Frankston-Flinders Road and Old Dandenong Road.
In regional Victoria, around 1,800 kilometres of road has been repaired, resurfaced, and rebuilt, including sections of the Western, Northern, Hume and South Gippsland highways, Warrnambool-Caramut Road and McIvor-Redesdale Road.
The Government has invested $653.5 million over two years into rebuilding and resurfacing roads across the state as part of the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget, including $425 million for regional Victoria and $229 million for metropolitan roads.
Preparations for next season’s maintenance blitz are already underway, as road maintenance experts finalise a list of projects that will kick off when warmer weather makes conditions more suitable for roadbuilding.