The project is jointly funded by the Federal and Victorian governments, which have each invested $10 million into the project.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the existing roundabout will be remodelled to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection to benefit motorists, producers and freight operators.
“Upgrading this intersection will improve safety and reduce congestion along one of Victoria’s busiest freight and travel routes,” Mr McCormack said.
Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the improved intersection would deliver a range of changes to keep traffic moving and reduce driver errors.
“Adelaide-bound drivers will no longer need to cross lanes within the roundabout to exit and the right-hand turn from the Western Highway into O’Callaghans Parade will also be removed,” Mr Broad said.
Works on the intersection are expected to continue until December 2018. Upgrade works may cause some delays to motorists during the project.