Stratford highway upgrade information session

VICROADS has used the feedback from a previous public consultation to develop designs for its highway upgrade through Stratford, details of which will be presented to the community at another information session at Stratford Mechanics Hall on Tuesday night from 5pm to 7pm.

VicRoads director Safe System Road Infrastructure program, Bryan Sherritt said VicRoads looked forward to engaging with the Stratford community on the safety upgrades through the town.

"The work we are doing on Princes Highway between Sale and Bairnsdale will significantly reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on this key Victorian route," he said.

VicRoads held a community information session in September to seek input and ideas on how the Princes Highway through Stratford could be made safer, which resulted in a range of fears about reduced parking and traffic flow being raised.

Common suggestions on improving the highway's safety in the town included installing a roundabout at the McAlister St Princes Highway intersection and lowering the speed limit.

Upgrading this section of Princes Highway East is part of a $51.5 million project to improve road safety between Sale and Bairnsdale, one of Victoria's top 20 highest risk roads.

Tragically, in the five years to 2015, five lives were lost and another 49 people were injured in road crashes on this 62 kilometre stretch of road.

Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing said the government was proud to be investing in this road upgrade.

"Every life lost on our roads is tragic. The Victorian government is committed to rolling out safety upgrades along Princes Highway East to prevent crashes and save lives," she said.

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