While the city as a whole would benefit from a bypass, Shepparton transport companies said it would have little impact on their operations.JENNA BISHOP August 18, 2014 3:34am
Goulburn Valley trucking companies have indicated while a bypass would be beneficial for Shepparton, some companies may not reap many benefits from it.
Last Tuesday, the RACV released its Regional Victoria Growing Pains report, which highlighted the need for several improvements to Shepparton’s roads to fix the region’s transport woes.
Included in the report is the recommendation for a $280
Previous plans for the bypass take the road to Shepparton’s west, while most of Shepparton’s transport companies are located on the eastern side, near the Shepparton Alternate Route, along Doyles and Grahamvale Rds.
Jeftomson Transport transport manager Mark Herrick said the company’s location on the eastern fringes of Shepparton meant a bypass would not have a great benefit for it.
‘‘It won’t have much impact on us as far as I can see, as we use other routes,’’ he said.
However, he said it would mean less traffic in Shepparton for all motorists, including truck drivers.
‘‘I think it would be a great benefit for Shepparton, and would decrease the traffic in town,’’ Mr Herrick said.
Keating Freight Lines manager Chris Keating said while a bypass would not have a big impact on their Lemnos base, it would be a great development for the town.
‘‘For us, a second crossing built in conjuction with the bypass would be really beneficial,’’ he said.
As part of the bypass funding, the RACV has also recommended the construction of a North Shepparton Arterial East-West Link, a new arterial road between the Shepparton Bypass and the Shepparton Alternate Route.
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