Crisp calls on Mulder to act on flood-affected roads


Victorian state MP Peter Crisp is calling on the Victorian Government to fix flood-affected roads in the western region

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | September 10, 2012

Victorian state MP Peter Crisp is calling on the Victorian Government to fix flood-affected roads in the western region.

He says the Grampians were hardest hit by floods in the past three years, with many towns still recovering. Heavy rain in 2010 saw the Calder Highway at Red Cliffs go under water.

"Truck used it, cars used it and the road virtually collapsed and disintegrated and it had to be repaired," Crisp says.

"This is the magnitude of the task that Victoria faces. I call on the Minister for Roads [Terry Mulder] to continue the government’s efforts to fix flood-affected roads and deliver new roads and road upgrades, particularly in western Victoria," he says.

"Roads are vital for communication in country Victoria, both for moving produce to markets and for moving inputs onto farms to allow that production to occur. Often VicRoads and other authorities such as local governments that do these repairs have to repair the roads twice.

"The potholes are causing a hazard and they are repaired but they are still wet underneath (and) inevitably you get subsidence and other movement and the repairs have to be done again. This is a huge task for Victoria to face."


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