Work on overtaking lanes begins

November 16, 2017

Construction is under way on new overtaking lanes on Midland Hwy between Bayunga Rd and Minchin Rd, near Tatura.

According to VicRoads the works aim to improve traffic flow and provide a safer journey for drivers.

There will be a temporary reduction of the speed limit and minimal lane closures during construction of the overtaking lanes, which is expected to be complete by the end of December.

Later in November, minor road-widening works will also begin on the southern side of Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway to prepare for the installation of centre and left-side flexible safety barriers.

These works will take about three weeks to complete.

During that time traffic will be reduced to one lane, so motorists travelling on Midland Hwy from Shepparton toward Mooroopna can expect minor delays of about five to 10 minutes.

An additional two overtaking lanes in each direction will be constructed on Midland Hwy near Stanhope and Girgarre East in the new year.

Midland Hwy between Stanhope and Shepparton has been identified as one of the state’s top 20 highest risk roads, as part of the Victorian Government’s Toward Zero strategy.

Between January 2010 and February this year, there were 79 crashes recorded including three fatalities and 32 serious injuries.

VicRoads Safe System Road Infrastructure Program director Bryan Sherritt said the community could view and provide feedback on the designs at two information sessions this month.

‘‘I encourage the community to come along to our information sessions to learn more about this important project,’’ Mr Sherritt said.

‘‘The work we are doing on the Midland Hwy will significantly reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on this key Victorian route.’’

Information sessions


When: Wednesday, November 15, 4pm to 7pm.

Where: Stanhope Community Hall, Godley Place, Stanhope.


When: Saturday, November 18, 10am to 1pm.

Where: KidsTown Adventure Playground, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna. Near the Dig In café.

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