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09
Mar

GV HIGHWAY LATEST ON LOVELL’S LIST OF SHEPP DISTRICT ROADS TO BE ADDRESSED

The Goulburn Valley Highway from Shepparton to the NSW border is the latest addition to the already-long list of roads that Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has been continually presenting to the government to address.
During yesterday’s parliament sitting, Ms Lovell requested the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to give an immediate and substantial commitment to undertake thorough maintenance on the A39 Goulburn Valley Highway from Shepparton to the border.
“I have been contacted by yet another local resident, fed up with the condition of roads across the region, including the A39 from Shepparton to Numurkah,” Ms Lovell said.
Ms Lovell said the resident informed her that there has been a lack of timely maintenance on this section of the road and listed multiple concerns including grass growing through the bitumen; excessively long roadside grass (including obscuring some sign posts); a lack of safety railing, and trees so close to the road that trucks are grazing them as they drive past.
“These are significant issues but ones that could and should have been proactively prevented by basic road maintenance,” Ms Lovell said.
“Local residents are simply asking for the government to be more safety active and clean up the road sides and repair the roads.”
In addition to the Shepparton-Numurkah stretch of the highway raised by the community, a 36km stretch of the road from Numurkah to the NSW border was recently named by the RACV as one of the deadliest country roads in Victoria.
“A major RACV report, Regional Victoria – Growing Pains, has the GV Highway from Shepparton to NSW specified as a project in need of significant investment to improve safety for users of this road, so the government needs to act immediately to address the maintenance issues on this road,” Ms Lovell said.

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