Temporary repair work on Seymour’s Emily Street began today and will continue tomorrow following severe flood damage to the main entrance road to the town.
Local Roads Victoria crews are on site daily from 7am to 4pm near the intersection of Tierney Street, clearing debris and laying new road surface in its place.
Traffic will be closed and traffic will be controlled during construction.
Drivers are asked to observe road construction signs and exercise extreme caution when traveling through the area.
Hundreds of crew members have already conducted more than 500 individual inspections, found and fixed more than 25,000 potholes, and over 20 landslides across Victoria, said Steve Bowmaker, regional director of the Hume Department of Transportation. said he was present at
“We are working around the clock to reopen roads across Victoria, including Seymour, to keep communities connected after the damage caused by recent flooding and extreme rainfall,” he said. .
“As part of this effort, we will rebuild a severely damaged stretch of road on Emily Street on-site to restore access for the Seymour community.
“This is part of a broader work package, crews are clearing flood-affected roads and making emergency repairs on the Hume Freeway, Goulburn Valley Freeway and Murray Valley Highway. We have made great strides in
As part of the state government’s $165 million emergency response package, crew members are working to repair flood-damaged roads.
Work includes finding and repairing potholes in roads, laying asphalt, and repairing flood-damaged surfaces.
The package also includes major works such as rebuilding roads, bridges and culverts.
Local Roads Victoria said if a road to someone’s property were to be closed it would be because it had not yet been declared safe.
Road officials also reminded people that they need warm, dry weather to carry out long-term repairs, as it is impractical to carry out large-scale construction such as reconstruction in wet weather.
Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution when traveling on the road network, especially in areas affected by severe flooding.
Anyone who encounters road damage is encouraged to call Regional Roads Victoria (133 778) to report it.
Defense Force personnel arrived in Seymour yesterday to help clean up the community.
The Seymour Police Department would like to thank the people, businesses, community groups and organizations who volunteered their time, resources, money and energy to assist those affected by the floods and to contribute to the cleanup. .
They specifically shouted out to Seymour SES. Seymour CFA; Seymour Football Netball Club; Rotary Club of Seymour; Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn; IGA Seymour; The Salvation Army; St. Vincent de Paul; Red Cross; Nexus Primary Health; Mitchell Shire Council;
business support meeting
The Mitchell Shire Council is hosting support meetings for flood-affected businesses across the Shire on Thursday.
Companies can learn the latest information on support services, and it is also an opportunity to connect with government services.
The meeting will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Salvation Army Hall, 8-10 Victoria Street, Seymour.
You can register at https://bit.ly/floodbusinessmeeting.
2nd Flood Restoration Conference
Yesterday’s second flood recovery meeting provided residents with an update on Seymour’s flood situation and ongoing cleanup efforts.
Emergency Recovery Victoria has started collecting flood waste from the curbs.
The Council has partnered with Emergency Management Victoria Clean to collect waste from the front of the flood-affected facility.
Register at https://bit.ly/FloodWasteRemoval or call 5734 6200.
The state government has waived tipping fees for flood-affected property owners.
The council also warned people that flood water can carry harmful bacteria from sewage pollution coming from toilets, bathrooms, laundry and kitchens.
Direct contact can transmit and cause disease, so personal hygiene, including using protective clothing, discarding contaminated materials, and disinfecting surfaces, is highly recommended.
For more information on returning home safely, please visit https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/After-a-flood-returning-home-safely.
People who have lost pets or animals as a result of the flooding can contact the Local Laws Missing Pets number at 0476 673 481.
The council can also assist with the disposal of livestock on private land if necessary.
The council has a webpage dedicated to floods https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/services/october-floods.
Several roads have started reopening across the Shire. Full list: https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/services/october-floods/road-closures-due-to-october-floods.
GIVIT, an online donation platform, organizes donations of goods, services and money for those affected by the floods in Victoria. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3yORATq.
People can also donate to the Salvation Army.