$450,000 being spent on Kiewa Valley Roads

COUNCIL is spending more than $450,000 on roads in the Kiewa Valley.

Around $300,000 worth of resealing works is currently being undertaken in the Kiewa Valley as part of Council’s ongoing asset management program.

The sealing of Kancoona South Road was recently completed at a cost of $68,000 and sealing of the final stretch of Simmonds Creek Road is underway.

Council’s Manager Public Works and Services Lyn Blandford said the annual program is designed to maintain the condition of the Shire’s sealed road network.

“For efficiency, we try to group roads into a geographic location and this year is the Kiewa Valley,” she said.

“Sections of Gundowring Road, Kiewa Valley Highway, Freeburgh Avenue, Embankment Drive, Roper Street, Plantation Lane, St Bernard Drive and Lakeside Avenue are among those to be resealed.”

The works are funded through Council’s Capital Works budget and the State Government’s Roads to Recovery program.

Ms Blandford said the resealing works join a number of other road projects currently underway or recently completed in the area, increasing the safety of local roads for all road users.

“The $87,000 sealing of the final stretch of Simmonds Creek Road has begun and is due for completion by March,” she said.

“The project also includes drainage work on the road and will result in dust reduction and improved safety.”

The construction of a new pathway to Tawonga Hall was also recently completed, including sealing of the car park entrance.

In Mount Beauty township the footpath network has been extended along Lakeside Avenue and underground drainage has been replaced in the vicinity of the Fire Station.

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