Princes Highway section completed

The staged upgrade of Melbourne’s Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale has been reached following the completion of work along the Wurruk to Sale section.

According to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, the project involved reconstructing and duplicating the four kilometre stretch of highway between Reid Drive and Reeve Street, as well as widening and strengthening the bridges across the Causeway.

“To further improve traffic flows and ease congestion, new roundabouts have also been installed at the Settlement Road, Fisk Street and Hunt Place intersections,” Albanese said.

“As the primary route between Melbourne and Gippsland, the Princes Highway supports key industries such as dairy, timber, mining and natural gas, as well as the RAAF base at Sale.  That's why we are upgrading this vital piece of infrastructure to make sure it can cope with the increasing volumes of traffic using it.”

The Princes Highway East Upgrade is being jointly funded by the Federal ($140 million) and Victorian ($35 million) governments, with the current schedule of works expected to be completed in late 2015.

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