Works are under way on major road repairs in the North East region following the recent heavy rain.
The rain caused about $700000 of damage to a number of the region’s roads and the repairs are scheduled to be completed during coming months.
The repairs include slip repair works, clearing of debris and repairs to drains and culverts, vegetation removal and shoulder repairs.
Acting VicRoads North Eastern regional director Steve McCallum said there was more than 30 road closures during the weather event.
‘‘Sections of the Hume Fwy, Maroondah Hwy and Goulburn Valley Hwy were closed due to flooding and our crews were quickly on the scene to manage the impact,’’ he said.
‘‘The North Eastern region was the hardest hit by the extreme weather event. Our staff and workers did a fantastic job in handling and responding to the impacts and we now have some work to do to repair those areas that were damaged as a result.’’
Repairs and clearing of drains and culverts on a flood prone length of the Murchison-Violet Town Rd will cost about $100000.
Work has already started on repairs to the Murchison-Violet Town Rd.