We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The South Gippsland Highway will be realigned on the stretch known locally as the 'Black Spur'. The highway's existing alignment has meant frequent road crashes, freight delays and safety concerns for road users.
The project will:
- build a new section of highway between Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road and Minns Road to reduce the length of highway from 3.4km to 2.3km
- remove nine sharp corners
- build two new bridges over the Tarwin River
- build an underpass east of the new Caithness Road intersection for the Great Southern Rail Trail
- realign the Great Southern Rail Trail under the new river bridge at Minns Road
- close off access to the old section of highway to through traffic east of Caithness Road while retaining access for local residents
- keep access to Caithness Road by a new intersection and upgrades to the existing intersection at Minns Road
- install safety barriers.
The project will also investigate other possible safety upgrades between Meeniyan and Yarram.
Improving safety, connectivity and travel times between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
The South Gippsland Highway road safety improvements are being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.
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