A new study shows which roads in the Hume region need urgent improvement.CHALPAT SONTI May 7, 2014 3:56am
After months of little or no activity, High St was abuzz last week as contractor Nick Neda Site Cleaning started asphalting the road. A public meeting about the problem-plagued road work project will be held at the other end of High St, in the Seymour Customer Service Centre, on August 10.Seymour Telegraph on 3/08/2011 CAPTION: After months of little or no activity, High St was abuzz last week as contractor Nick Neda Site Cleaning started asphalting the road. A public meeting about the problem-plagued road work project will be held at the other end of High St, in the Seymour Customer Service Centre, on August 10.
Four roads in our region have been selected for priority improvements due to heavy use by freight vehicles.
The roads are:
The recommendations are contained in a freight planning study for the Hume region.
The purpose of the list is to help when advocating for state and federal funding for the roads, although the study also quotes Infrastructure Australia advising greater industry involvement in funding key roads.
Another use of the study is so councils can try to limit the use of local roads by heavy vehicles, moving them on to state-managed routes.
There is also a secondary list of further roads that should be upgraded to improve productivity and safety. These include:
The study also notes that the Seymour over-dimensional truck route should be ‘‘declared’’ by VicRoads and it required upgrading with a substandard roundabout at Wimble/Oak Sts and some substandard road.
It also points to Mangalore Airport being ‘‘an ideal site for Biosecurity Australia quarantine’’ and an ‘‘excellent freight hub’’.
However, the Strathbogie Shire Council ‘‘to date .
Mitchell Shire councillors at a council meeting last week were happy with the study, which has been endorsed by the council.
‘‘Mitchell has done very well out of this,’’ Cr Bill Chisholm said.
‘‘We’ve achieved three roads on the upgrades list (the third being Darraweit Rd between Wallan and Romsey) .
‘‘This process highlights the need for pre-planning and the knowledge of where traffic is driving, especially heavy vehicles.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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