The Victorian and Federal governments will jointly fund a $7.5 million upgrade of the roundabout at the intersection of Doyles Rd and Midland Hwy in Shepparton.ESTELLE GRIEPINK May 6, 2014 3:53am
The Victorian and Federal governments will jointly fund the major upgrade that will see the existing roundabout widened to two lanes with dual entry and exits along the highway. Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said the upgrade was aimed at increasing capacity and easing traffic jams along the busy thoroughfare.
‘‘The Midland Hwy provides a major east-west route across Shepparton, linking Benalla and the Hume Fwy with Bendigo to the west,’’ Mr Ryan said.
‘‘Doyles Rd provides an important bypass route for the Goulburn Valley Hwy for north-south traffic between Melbourne and the border, ensuring heavy freight vehicles can avoid travelling through central Shepparton.’’
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Shepparton was a major regional hub that produced $3.13
‘‘A strong and flexible road network is important to the economic prosperity of the Shepparton region and that’s why this investment is so important,’’ Mr Truss said.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell said the funding came just days after the Victorian Government’s $73
‘‘This important upgrade will mean a safer and quicker journey around Shepparton, fewer cars and trucks travelling through the CBD and a safer journey for motorists,’’ she said.
Roadsafe Goulburn Valley councillor Peter McPhee said the organisation would be in favour of the upgrade so long as it increased road safety.
‘‘With the increasing traffic volume, it probably would be worth considering,’’ Mr McPhee said.
‘‘It becomes a safety matter when there is congestion and we would support plans to initiate safety to all motorists.’’
News of the upgrade was also met with a positive response by traders on Doyles Rd and Midland Hwy.
Rodney Arthur Good Guys owner Rodney Arthur said the flow of traffic would improve with a double lane.
‘‘It’s definitely advantageous and would be good for many of the businesses because a lot of customers have to use the roundabout to get there,’’ Mr Arthur said.
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