Vale Road upgrade at Perthville

Roads and Maritime Services is planning a $3 million upgrade for the Vale Road, Perthville, to provide a stronger, longer lasting road, improve safety for road users and reduce future maintenance costs.

Vale Road, north of Perthville
Vale Road, north of Perthville

Feedback received will be considered to help finalise the concept design and prepare the environmental assessment. The community will be invited to comment on the environmental assessment in the coming months.

Background

Vale Road north of Perthville is rough, narrow and in need of an upgrade.

The proposed upgrade includes resurfacing and strengthening 1.7 kilometres of road from the railway crossing in Perthville to 750 metres east of Hen and Chicken Lane.

The project area includes the elm trees which form a tunnel effect on approach to Perthville.

We understand the significance of the elm trees within the community and the proposal seeks to balance improving safety and road conditions with maintaining the surrounding landscape.

The proposed upgrade has been designed to avoid impacts to the tunnel of elm trees but three trees would need to be removed to enable the road widening.

Project benefits

  • Longer lasting, smoother and stronger road
  • Improved safety for road users by providing wider travel lanes and sealed road shoulders
  • Improved drainage and reduced maintenance costs.

Next steps

Feedback received on the project concept design in September and October will be considered to help finalise the concept design and prepare the environmental assessment.

The community will be invited to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) in the coming months.

The design for the project will be finalised in early 2018 with construction likely to start in March 2018. 

We will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

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