The Princes Highway East Upgrade will add 43km of new dual lanes to the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale, which is being delivered in 3 stages.

We've completed stages 1 and 2 of the upgrades, with 31 km of new lanes added to the Princes Highway and 22 intersections upgraded.

The Australian and Victorian Governments invested $260 million for the first 2 stages of the upgrade, which included the duplication of 9 sections of the highway. These 9 sections are now complete.

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Stage 3

We've secured funding from the Victorian and Australian Governments for stage 3 of the Princes Highway East Upgrade. This stage will complete the project, providing a consistent 2-lane highway in both directions between Traralgon and Sale. On the ground works are expected to commence June 2021.

As part of the project, we'll:

  • strengthen the existing highway, install safety barriers and tactile edge lines
  • provide regular U-turn facilities
  • upgrade an additional 6 intersections including dedicated turning lanes
  • construct a new rail bridge at Kilmany
  • add 2 additional lanes to provide a consistent dual lane highway with a central median at:
    • Flynn: east of Sheepwash Creek Road to west of Flynn’s Creek Road
    • Kilmany: east of Maffra-Rosedale Road Nambrok to Velore Road
    • Kilmany East: east of Velore Road in Kilmany to east of Templetons Road.
  • improve local road and private access to the highway, including a service road in the Kilmany township.

This stage of the upgrade will make journeys between Traralgon and Sale quicker and safer by increasing road capacity and providing a consistent 2-lane highway in both directions.