We’re upgrading the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale to improve safety and reduce travel times.


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

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

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

Map showing the stages of the Princes Highway East duplication project

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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 two-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 six intersections including dedicated turning lanes
  • construct a new rail bridge at Kilmany
  • add two 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 two-lane highway in both directions.

43 kms of duplicated highway

11 sections of upgraded highway between Traralgon and Sale

$513 million upgrade

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