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    VIC: Roadblocks for fruit fly prevention

    Published on 24 January 2019, Thursday, 1:28 AM

    Motorists in the Kerang region of Victoria will be seeing a lot of barrier devices and road signs over the next few weeks, as the state's Department of Primary Industries attempts to stop the spread of fruit flies with road blocks.

    Any people traveling into the area with fruit will be stopped and could face a fine of up to $600.

    "Fruit fly host fruits include apples, pears, stone fruit, grapes, tomatoes and chillies and it is crucial that people do not carry any of these into the Sunraysia Pest Free Area," said Victorian agriculture and food security minister Peter Walsh.

    For drawing the attention of motorists along main transport routes, including road blocks and civic works projects, hiring road signs and other traffic control equipment can be a safe and cost-effective option.

    Councils, contractors and government organisations who need to divert the flow of traffic or alert road users to changes in conditions, upcoming hazards or stoppages may like to consider checking with Kennards' Traffic Control Division.

    They can offer a range of high-quality specialist equipment that meets Australian safety regulations and will boost the visibility and safety of your any road-related project.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.