JUST over $1 million will be spent fixing deteriorating North East roads.
A section of the Murray Valley Highway at Bullioh will be repaired at a cost of $309,000, while about half that amount will fix a road near Walwa.
The money comes from a $45 million state government program.
Member for Benambra Bill Tilley said the highway stretch to be repaired was popular with tourists and an important route for freight.
The Shelley-Walwa Road would receive $154,000 for pavement reconstruction, between Walwa and the Sandy Creek Road intersection, he said.
A culvert will be widened as part of the work.
A further $620,000 will be spent fixing a 1.5-kilometre stretch of the highway at Bundalong.
These works, expected to start on Monday week, will see the return of the 100km/h speed limit.
“Remediation of extensive potholes, surface failures and wheel ruts will benefit road users, with the restoration of shape and improved pavement strength providing a safer and smoother road surface,” member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy said.
Another $525,000 will be spent to reseal three sections of the Hume Freeway near Chiltern and the Murray Valley Highway near Bullioh and Berringama.
Mr Tilley said significant wet weather over a couple of years had contributed to these sections of road deteriorating “more than expected”.
VicRoads will use about $20 million to fix potholes and worn roads by adding new surfaces, improving the ride quality and waterproofing the road surface.