Works on the rest areas along the Hume Freeway and bridges in the Green Triangle region is scheduled to commence in coming months.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese said the projects would be funded as part of the second and final round of the Government’s $70 million Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
He commented, “The bridge strengthening projects will cut time and distance off the journeys of many truck drivers and the upgraded rest areas will provide safe, modern places at which they can take a break or catch up on their sleep.
“Since coming to office, we’ve been working with the trucking industry to address the lack of roadside facilities and open up more of the nation’s road network to trucks – actions which will make the industry safer and more productive.”
The $8.19 million in funding for the projects within the Green Triangle and along the Hume Freeway supplement the $11 million already committed by the Victorian Government.