ROADWORK’S upgrading the Dartmoor-Hamilton Road crossing over Muddy Creek, near Yulecart, have been completed after the culverts underneath were considered a safety risk.
Construction to upgrade the culverts started in January this year and was one of VicRoads most complex environmental projects undertaken in the south-west region.
VicRoads south-west regional director, William Tieppo said in addition to making a positive environmental contribution, repairing the road would provide for a safer, more efficient route for freight vehicles, including those transporting timber and livestock.
“The culverts beneath the road were upgraded by inserting a steel reinforcement cage inside the culvert and adding concrete to strengthen the pipes, extending the life of the road and reducing further maintenance along a route that is used by approximately 750 vehicles and trucks each day,” Mr Tieppo said.
“I’m delighted that the upgrades could be provided on time and on budget, despite the unique environmental challenges.”
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