The Federal Coalition Government, through the Roads to Recovery Programme, has funded an upgrade to the safety and quality of parts of North Road in Langwarrin, made possible by $230,000 of federal funding.
Mr Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, together with representatives from Frankston City Council, formally announced the completion of the works today, stressing the importance of ensuring that roads meet the needs of all users.
North Road, between Centre Road and Dandenong-Hastings Road, had numerous road surface defects. Profiling was undertaken along the length of the road, followed by an asphalt overlay.
“I’m thrilled that Frankston City Council saw the need for urgent action along this stretch of North Road and that the Federal Government and I were able to assist in accelerating these works,” Mr Crewther said.
Mr Crewther said that it was critical that local roads meet the standard expected by residents and that all users are safe whether they drive, ride or walk along North Road.
“Many residents have contacted me to express their concern about the quality of regional roads and I am committed to identifying those that need additional attention.
“I am delighted that, through the Roads to Recovery Programme, we are able to remove significant risks to road users and to work with Frankston City Council to maintain our local road network.”
The Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme provides $350 million for projects Australia-wide.
The Roads to Recovery projects are either fully funded by the Australian Government or jointly funded with local councils.