THE community has spoken.

Whether it  blamed State Government or Federal Government, the Coalition or Labor, it didn't matter.

Rising above the political games and this week the Valley sent a message to all tiers of government from all ends of the political spectrum.

Fix the highway - no more excuses.

Over the years, we've printed screaming headlines on the front pages of The Daily Examiner.

Our editors have written scathing pieces in these columns while our journalists have conducted hard-hitting interviews to produce stories to push the cause.

Our photographers have stood at roadside crosses, just metres from the core-shaking, rumbling of trucks, and felt what it's like to be that close to tragedy.

You have shared your stories and your letters, but none of it has been enough.

Some would give up. But I'm proud to say the team here at DEX, a number of whom have driven that road for years, is refusing to do so.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we decided to embrace a multi-media offensive.

As well as using our print edition in battle, we are calling in our online cavalry to speak out and tell the politicians excuses are no longer acceptable.

Play the video to see our message to the politicians.



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