The Hume Region Planning for Freight Pilot report identified Old Dookie Road as one of 16 regionally important local freight routes, and recently the road has been supporting more trucks accessing the Shepparton Alternative Route.
Access to the Shepparton Alternative Route has to support B-Double and High Mass vehicles, Old Dookie Road is currently not designed to accommodate for such vehicles.
Newly established industries located within the industrial precinct coupled with existing warehousing utilised by SPC, Pental and Campbell's Soups are significantly impacting on the sub-standard Old Dookie Road carriageway which does not comply with the heavy vehicle PBS requirements set by the National Transport Commission (NTC).
Currently in excess of 8,000 vehicles per day use the road of which 11 per cent are deemed heavy vehicles. The high volume of use has already resulted in damage to the road, with increase use anticipated, works need to be undertaken to ensure the road can sustain increased use now and into the future.