IT HAS been two and a half months since a police car collided with the Allsop Creek Bridge at Loch, on March 11, after a head-on collision with a car that had crossed double lines.
But the steel railing dislodged in the incident is still hanging out over the creek and rail crossing, with some orange netting the only sign that VicRoads has acknowledged that there is a problem there.
Last Friday we put the question to VicRoads, asking when the damage would be repaired.
VicRoads’ Eastern Alliance Manager, Michael Flegg, was quick to respond:
“The significant damage to the Allsop Creek Bridge near Loch on the South Gippsland Highway has been inspected by engineers, and a repair plan has been developed.
“The repair will require the demolition and replacement of damaged concrete and steel barrier sections.
“A specialist contractor is currently galvanising the manufactured steel components which will be installed in June.
“We ask motorists in the area to drive safely to suit the change in conditions.”
He said he was aware of the incident, involving an emergency services vehicle, which left the damage to the bridge near Loch.