Safety improvements have been planned for the Strzelecki Highway between Morwell and Mirboo North, to make the key freight route safer for heavy vehicle drivers and motorists.
Victoria Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll, said a $8.2 million investment will deliver a package of works to build a northbound overtaking lane on the highway near Creamery Road.
The upgrades will benefit freight operators travelling on the highway connecting to the South Gippsland and Latrobe regions, ensuring goods can get where they need to go.
“We know how important the Strezlecki Highway is as a link for local communities and also freight operators transporting goods – that is why this upgrade is going to be a boon for all road users, enhancing safety and making travel more reliable,” said Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing.
The project will also deliver flexible safety barriers along the centreline and left-hand side to boost safety for all road users, and is part of a $226.7 million investment in high-priority road and intersection upgrade projects at locations across Victoria, including the Bass Highway in Kilcunda.
Pre-construction activities are expected to commence in early 2023, with construction to be completed within three years.