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Construction is now underway between Alexanders Road and Old Melbourne Road, as the Traralgon to Morwell shared pathway continues to take shape.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced $1.6 million from the Federal Government toward a 10-kilometre shared cycling and pedestrian pathway linking Traralgon and Morwell.

“Latrobe City Council is doing a great job managing this project and is aiming for an April 2019 completion,” Mr Chester said.

“Works are already completed at the Morwell Railway Station, Waterhole Creek, Crinigan Road, Morwell and at Kay Street at the other end of the project in Traralgon.

“Construction of stages 3A and 3B are now underway from Alexanders Road to Old Melbourne Road in Morwell.”

Mr Chester said once completed, the pathway would provide new opportunities for local residents to walk and cycle.

“This vision for a walking and cycling pathway between Traralgon and Morwell has long been held by the community and early next year it will become a reality,” Mr Chester said.

“This 10-kilometre pathway will link two of Latrobe Valley’s largest communities and provide safe pathways for cycling, walking and jogging to encourage healthier lifestyles.”

The Traralgon-Morwell Shared Pathway project is part of the Federal Government’s $20 million investment in community infrastructure in response to the closure of Hazelwood Power Station.

The Federal Government has provided a further $20 million to the Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) to support local businesses.

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