VicRoads responds to calls for road repair

THE Elmore-Raywood Road is regularly inspected and is used by less than 200 vehicles a day near the problem-plagued Kamarooka section, according to VicRoads regional director Mal Kersting.
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Responding to concerns raised by Tony Cutting in the Bendigo Advertiser that the road is dangerous and will claim more lives, Mr Kersting said work had improved the road.

Mr Cutting will today present a petition with 1500 signatures calling for the road to be fixed to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan.

Mr Kersting said in a statement that some sections didn’t meet Australian engineering standards.

“The Elmore-Raywood Road is regularly inspected and maintained by VicRoads as part of its routine maintenance program,” he said.

“This program includes general maintenance such as road surface patching and resealing works.

“In April 2012 line-marking was upgraded along the majority of the road to meet current Australian engineering standards.

“This excluded some narrower sections where these standards could not be met.”

Mr Kersting said the road was classified as a Class C road, which were generally not as wide as higher class roads and didn’t usually experience as much traffic.

STAND: Tony Cutting. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

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