Ghin Ghin Road to get a safety upgrade

Published on 02 April 2019

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Road works to improve safety and drivability on Ghin Ghin Road are set to kick-off on 4 April and are expected to be completed in the first week of May.

Murrindindi Shire Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Eric Lording said the half-a-million-dollar project includes installing safety barriers on the existing bridges and creek crossings, sealing the entry from Granite Hills Road and reconstructing a 700 metre section of road.

“While road users will experience some delays for the duration of the works, Ghin Ghin road won’t be closed,” Cr Lording said.

“This project will improve motorist’s travel experience and enable heavy vehicles to more safely use this important link road.

“The upgrades Council undertook on the Ghin Ghin Bridge over the Goulburn River in 2015 saw the removal of heavy vehicle load limits which effectively cut their travel times to the Goulburn Valley and Melba Highways by up to an hour. While that bridge upgrade was an important investment in Murrindindi Shire’s freight capability, the increase in traffic volumes had meant that the road surface was more exposed to wear and tear.

“With support from the State Government’s ‘Fixing Country Roads’ grant funding program, Council is able to deliver these works which will see a safer and smoother Ghin Ghin Road for everybody,” Cr Lording said.

For more information about the works on Ghin Ghin Road, including the project timeline, click here.