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The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging people who use the Hyland Highway to learn more about the $10 million highway upgrade at a drop-in session next week in Gormandale.

Mr Chester said the meeting, organised by the new division of VicRoads called Regional Roads Victoria, was arranged to help locals learn more about the work already completed and work still to be done.

“People interested in learning more about the Hyland Highway project should drop by the Gormandale Mechanics Institute next Wednesday, September 26, between 3 and 7pm,” Mr Chester said.

“This is a good chance to ask questions and learn more about the details of this project. There will be information available on the changes that will be made to the intersections of the highway with Carrajung-Woodside Road and with Grand Ridge Road.”

“Pre-construction works, including geotechnical investigations, are underway at these two intersections.”

Improvements on approximately 20 kilometres of the Hyland Highway between Flynns Creek Road and Carrajung-Woodside Road were finished earlier this year, providing motorists with a safer and more reliable journey in this area of Gippsland.

The completed works have included intersection upgrades at Flynns Creek Road and Rosedale-Flynns Creek Road, shoulder construction and sealing, installation of safety guard rails, pull over areas, line marking and signage.

Mr Chester said the highway upgrade would improve safety for locals commuting to the Latrobe Valley and enhance transport efficiency for local producers.

“The upgrade will also make South Gippsland more attractive to visitors interested in touring through this picturesque region to enjoy its natural beauty and towns – and that will benefit all of us,” Mr Chester said.

The $10 million Hyland Highway upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.

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