The Murray Valley Highway intersection of Ogilvie Avenue, Sturt Street and Old Aerodrome Road in Echuca will receive a $5 million dollar upgrade.
The project comes as part of a Federal Government commitment to improve safety on the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said crews will construct new traffic lights, additional turning landes, bike lanes and street lighting.
“Communities and industry rely on our regional road network every day and this project will significantly increase safety while making the intersection easier to navigate,” Mr. McCormack said.
Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said the existing intersection required an upgrade as the number of people relying on the intersection continued to increase.
“With 17,000 drivers now using the intersection every day this investment will ensure a safer and easier journey through Echuca for local drivers and rural industry,” Ms. Pulford said.
Works are expected to be underway soon with a completion date estimated to be late June this year, weather permitting.
The $5 million project is part of a $20 million investment to increase safety on the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga with the Federal Government and Victorian Government each contributing $10 million.