Work to repair northern Victoria's flood-damaged roads is resuming as the weather warms up.
The floods in late 2010 and early last year caused tens-of-millions of dollars of damage to local roads.
Local councils have secured funding to help them cover the bill.
The Loddon Shire's Ian McLauchlan says conditions placed on government grants mean the works need to be finished by the middle of next year.
"We're actually quite optimistic, given the progress that we've made to date, that we should be completing our entire flood program hopefully early May ," he said.
"[That] will give us a couple of months up our sleeve just to tidy up any additional projects that might have been missed."
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16:06 EST The weather bureau has implemented a new system of forecasting the seasonal outlook called Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia, or POAMA.