Major works to restore the Murchison-Tatura Rd have been completed, the state government announced last week.
Labor member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced the $480000 upgrade, which saw the reconstruction and resealing of a 1.2km section of the important transport route.
The upgrade, according to Ms Symes, also involved widening the road shoulders, clearing some roadside vegetation and improving drainage.
The works came after a plea from the community to fix the road following 12 accidents on the road within a five-year-period, resulting in one death and 11 people seriously injured.
‘‘We’ve listened to what the community has had to say about Murchison-Tatura Rd and we’ve invested in an upgrade that will improve safety for locals and industry,’’ Ms Symes said.
‘‘This road is a vital link between Shepparton, Murchison and Tatura and these works will allow traffic to travel safely and back up to speed.’’
Murchison-Tatura Rd is a major arterial road connecting Shepparton, Murchison and Tatura and carries an average of 1575 vehicles per day, including trucks, farm machinery and heavy vehicles.
The road’s speed limit will return to 100km/h.