The first stage of safety upgrades on Victoria’s Kiewa Valley Highway between Wodonga and Tawonga are now complete.
The project is expected to improve safety and efficiency for road users and support economic growth in the Alpine region.
Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack said the works would also support northern Victorian industries through increased freight efficiency.
“We recognise the role an efficient road network plays in supporting a region’s economic prosperity, which is why this Kiewa Valley Highway upgrade is so essential,” Mr. McCormack said.
Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said the $3.5 million works included sealed road shoulders, targeted intersection upgrades and safety barriers installed at high-risk locations.
“These works are all part of the Federal Government’s plan to get Australians home to their families sooner and safer, no matter where they live,” Ms. McKenzie said.
“It’s great to see stage one complete, and I’m looking forward to seeing work get under way on the second stage of the Kiewa Valley Highway Upgrade, which will include improvements at the intersections of Boyd Road, Gundowring and Kergunyah Road, Kergunyah.”
State Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said safety improvements were critical to reducing the risk of accidents and serious injury.
“These works have delivered sealed road shoulders to reduce the risk of crashes and provide safer separation of cyclists from traffic,” Ms. Pulford said.