October 2021 Update: Bogong High Plains Road
Regional Road Victoria is improving safety on Alpine roads with works designed to help reduce the risk of landslips on key tourist routes.
The Victorian Government is investing $124 million to fix more roads and help communities get back on their feet as part of its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a $32.8 million state-wide investment to reduce the risk of landslips on key tourist routes including those in the Alpine region.
These works will improve safety for all road users, reduce future landslips and benefit communities and tourists who rely on arterial road access being open for business all year round.
Hume Region Landslip Prevention Works
Works to address sites where a landslip risk has been identified as well as works to improve drainage and mitigate future landslip risks started in February 2021.
More than 75 construction workers, 11 local contract partners and five local suppliers across 11 work crews have undertaken an accelerated program of works including repair or replacement of more than 60 culverts and mitigation and repair works at sites where a landslip risk has been identified.
Construction on Bogong High Plains Road from October 2021
Landslip prevention works on Bogong High Plains Road and are set to ramp up from mid-October 2021.
We are working on two sites where landslip mitigation and repair works are required after winter.
The first site is located at Sassafras Gully, where we will be completing works and installing a structural liner in the culvert, rebuild the fill batter (lower side of the road). Works will also occur at a second site approximately 3km down the mountain from Sassafras Gully, where we will be excavating the cut batter (upper side of the road) and realigning the road.
Blocked, damaged or misaligned drains and culverts contribute to erosion that can cause landslips. Repairs and maintenance on this infrastructure will also continue after the ski season.
For everyone’s safety, traffic will be reduced to one lane at each site and concrete barriers will be in place to protect workers. Traffic lights and signage will direct road users through each site.
There may be delays of up to 5-10 minutes at each worksite. Please plan and allow up to an additional 20 minutes for your journey.
Changed traffic conditions will remain in place until works are complete and we will keep you updated as works progress.
For more information: Web: https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/hume/landslip-prevention-program
Call: 133 778
Email: [email protected]