Logging road curve given quarter of a million upgrade

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A logging road in South Gippsland is being given a quarter of a million dollar upgrade to help the trucks travel faster.

Deputy Premier and Gippsland South National Party MLA Peter Ryan said his government will widen a bend on Woorarra Rd, between Wonyip and Ryton Junction.

This road curve has inadequate passing space for vehicles larger than cars. This forces trucks to detour about 38kms via Yarram to the Latrobe Valley (the paper mill), adding an hour to their travel time each way (they’d have to be the slowest log trucks I’ve even seen). It appears that Nippon’s Reflex paper mill still pulls the government's strings.

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