Highway reseal 'routine'

RESEALING work on the Princes Highway between Yambuk and Port Fairy was “standard procedure” and not a patch-up, according to the state’s road authority.

Two passing lanes were developed along the highway in the Aringa district 18 months ago. Contractors returned to the site in the past fortnight to reseal and mark the road surface. 

VicRoads regional director William Tieppo said the resealing work was not due to any defects and was part of routine maintenance.

“A final seal is required approximately 12 months after completion of newly-constructed roads such as this, which is standard VicRoads procedure,” Mr Tieppo said.

“This re-sealing process is done to provide a more durable and long-lasting road surface. 

“Weather permitting, the resealing works will be completed in the next week.”

More than $4.8 million was spent on the construction of the overtaking lanes which are located an the equidistant point between Port Fairy and Yambuk.

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