Final seal for Bogong High Plains Road

The Bogong High Plains Road will receive its final seal starting on Wednesday, 24 February. The work is expected to take more than a week.

Alpine Shire Council's Manager Strategic Services, John Carter said the final seal and guard rail will be installed to complete the road sealing project.

"It is expected there will be minor delays while the work is in progress and the surface will be vacuumed of loose stones at the same time," Mr Carter said.

"This will be welcomed by all the road users. The unique Alpine loop that can be enjoyed by car tourers, motorcyclists and road cyclists alike is already proving popular. More than 450 cyclists used the road as part of the Audax Alpine Classic last month and more than 1500 cyclists will ride it as part of Bicycle Victoria's 3 Peaks Challenge which starts on 7 March," he said.

Alpine Shire Council is overseeing the project control group, managing the $10million project to seal 36km of road on behalf of its partners; the Australian Government, the Victorian Government through Parks Victoria, East Gippsland Shire Council, Falls Creek Resort Management Board and Falls Creek Ski Lifts Pty Ltd.

The Victorian Government has contributed $5.2million through Parks Victoria through the value of rock, haulage and $2million cash. The Australian Government has contributed $4.206million toward the sealing of the Bogong High Plains Road under its AusLink Strategic Regional Program.

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