New truck stop to be constructed in Moe to boost road safety

A new truck stop will be constructed at the Western end of Moe in Victoria to boost heavy vehicle and motorist safety.

According to Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, the project was part of a strategy to provide truck rest areas to reduce the risk of collisions along the Princes Highway between Longwarry and the New South Wales border.

“This project will see a new truck stop to built as well as significant upgrades to the freeway exit ramp and Old Gippstown car park,” said Mr. Chester.

“Over recent months, we have been speaking with stakeholders including Latrobe City Council, the freight industry, and local community groups about what shape the project should take.”

Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said the truck shop’s location was determined through consultation with key stakeholders including the freight industry.

“We’re investing in this project to improve safety on Gippsland roads and increase road transport productivity,” said Mr. Donnellan.

“We’ve listened to truck drivers, the Victorian Transport Association, and the local community, now we’re getting on with delivering a new truck stop for Moe.”

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said the project will provide truck drivers with a safe option to rest along one of the most challenging freight routes in Victoria.

“The project also includes significant upgrades to the existing freeway exit ramp and extensive landscaping to enhance the western entry to Moe,” he said.

Construction is expected to commence in late 2017.

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