The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has compiled information detailing road network updates for transport operators due to flood-related disruption.
This follows last week’s rain event in Victoria which caused flooding across the state.
“The transport industry will play a key role, whilst continuing to support supply chains and facilitate the movement of goods in our economy,” the VTA said in a statement.
“However, with many roads underwater or closed because of damage, it is far from business as usual.
“According to the Victorian Government, since the beginning of the flood emergency, 509 roads have been closed, with 150 of these reopened. Work crews have made progress on repairs on the Hume Freeway, the Western Highway, the Goulburn Valley Freeway and the Murray Valley Highway.
“We are encouraged by the initial response from government, with Major Roads Projects Victoria working closely with contractors in a coordinated road repair effort with Regional Roads Victoria. As the waters recede, the true impact on our state’s road network will emerge, however it is clear there will need to be funding additional to current allocations for repairs of this size and scale.”