State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish MP has called on the Andrews Labor Government to take immediate action to repair the Healesville-Yarra Glen Road.
“Potholes, uneven surfacing and hidden hazards litter our regional and rural roads, slowing travel and increasing the risk to country drivers and their passengers every day,” Ms McLeish said.
Speaking in the Victorian Parliament, Ms McLeish called on the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to fix the road’s surface before the New Year.
“I know that our CFA volunteers do not want to be called away from their Christmas lunch with their families to attend a motor vehicle accident that could have been avoided had this road been fixed. That is why it is so important that this road is fixed now, not in the New Year, so everyone can have a safe Christmas.”
Ms McLeish said she had been contacted by many community members concerned about the condition of the road.
“During the past year I have received numerous complaints about the condition of the Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, specifically the section between the Yarra Glen Bypass and the Melba Highway
“My constituents are concerned that instead of fixing our roads, the government is instead spending money on road signs, barriers, lowering speed limits and advising of hazards.”
“One constituent visited my office last week to inform me that he and his wife had given up using the local road to and from Healesville, preferring to use the Old Healesville Road. He informed me that unfortunately many people are doing the same thing, including truck drivers, and he was concerned that this road would soon be in as bad condition because of the increased traffic.”