Fix for bad stretch

February 17, 2017

Tatura and Murchison residents are happy to hear VicRoads sent out a tender for surface rehabilitation for up to 7km of the deteriorated Tatura-Murchison Rd yesterday.

State Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell claimed the works as a victory for the communities.

Murchison resident Rachel Smith said the news was a turnaround on previous correspondence with VicRoads, which said there was no funding available for the road.

‘‘The community really spoke up and it’s great having Wendy (Lovell) with us advancing the cause,’’ Ms Smith said.

‘‘These works should repair the worst stretch of the road and we’re hopeful there will be an inclusion of a shoulder for the road that is regularly used by large trucks.

‘‘If anyone was to break down on the road there is nowhere for them to safely get off the road.’’

Ms Lovell has consistently raised the issue of Tatura-Murchison Rd and many other local roads that deteriorated after last year’s wet weather.

‘‘It’s fantastic for the local community that the government has finally listened and that action is finally being taken, but there are more roads such as Lancaster to Kyabram that require attention,’’ Ms Lovell said.

VicRoads has set the closing date for the Murchison-Tatura Rd works for March 8.

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