The Nationals will upgrade Robinvale-Sea Lake Rd

Horticulture and transport companies and local residents travelling between Robinvale and Sea Lake will travel safer if The Nationals are elected to government.

Member for Mildura Peter Crisp has announced The Nationals’ commitment to upgrade the Robinvale-Sea Lake Road – a key freight route in the region.

Mr Crisp committed $3.65 million to widen and seal the shoulders of the Robinvale-Sea Lake Road, making the road safer and more efficient for the growing number of trucks using it to move produce to the Calder Highway and the Port of Melbourne.

“There has been a huge upswing in horticultural production and exports from Robinvale, Manangatang, Sea Lake and the surrounding district in recent years,” Mr Crisp said.

“With more and more freight vehicles using the road, it’s become a road of economic significance as it is used to transport large quantities of almonds, citrus, wine grapes, olives, table grapes and grain.

“This road was probably not designed to carry much more than a 10 tonne grain truck a long time ago, so we’ll continue to have issues with safety unless these upgrades take place.

“I have been calling on the Andrews Labor Government to address the vital need for these upgrades since early 2016, but Daniel Andrews has ignored our needs.”

Mr Crisp said The Nationals’ upgrades would also ensure local residents were safer when travelling along the Robinvale-Sea Lake Rd.

“The Nationals have always said that if you fix country roads, you save country lives,” he said.

“This road forms part of a school bus route and many locals use it to get to the Calder Highway.

“With so much heavy traffic there are issues with stones, while the edges of the roads are chipping away and guttering is occurring along the shoulders.

“The Nationals will deliver a better deal for residents who use this road, because country people deserve safe roads – no matter where we live.”

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