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

Overview

We’ve awarded contracts to construct the final three sections of the Princes Highway East upgrade between Traralgon and Sale.

The third and final stage of the Princes Highway East ugrade has been split into three sections to provide more opportunities for contractors. The three sections are Flynn, Kilmany and Kilmany East.

The successful contractors engaged are:

  • BildGroup - who will construct the Flynn section
  • Laing O’Rourke - who will construct the Kilmany section
  • Whelans Group Investments - who will construct the Kilmany East section.

Construction works are expected to commence June 2021.

Flynn

The Flynn section is approximately 4km long and extends from east of Sheepwash Creek Road to west Flynns Creek Road. In this section we will:

  • construct a two-lane highway in both directions, connecting the recently completed Traralgon East 3 section and Flynn to Rosedale section of the highway
  • upgrade intersections at Barrs Lane and Stuckey’s Lane to improve safety and local access.
Flynn Map - East of Sheepwash Creek Road to west of Flynn’s Creek Road.

Flynn Map - East of Sheepwash Creek Road to west of Flynn’s Creek Road. View a larger version of the map (JPG, 248.8 KB).

Kilmany

The Kilmany section is approximately 5.1km long and extends from east of Maffra-Rosedale Road Nambrok, to Velore Road, Kilmany. In this section we will:

  • construct a two-lane highway in both directions
  • construct a rail bridge and demolish the existing road-over-rail structure
  • repurpose the existing highway as a new service road from Kilmany residents
  • upgrade intersections at Settlement Road, Sale-Toongabbie Road and Velore Road.
Kilmany Map - East of Maffra-Rosedale Road Nambrok to Velore Road.

Kilmany Map - East of Maffra-Rosedale Road Nambrok to Velore Road. View a larger version of the map (JPG, 279.3 KB).

Kilmany East

The Kilmany East section is approximately 3km long and extends from the east of Velore Road in Kilmany to east of Templetons Road. In this section we will:

  • construct a two-lane highway in both directions
  • strengthen the existing highway
  • upgrade the intersection at Templetons Road.
Kilmany East Map - East of Velore Road in Kilmany to east of Templetons Road.

Kilmany East Map - East of Velore Road in Kilmany to east of Templetons Road. View a larger version of the map (JPG, 263.9 KB).

Rail bridge

As a part of the upgrade, a new rail bridge will be built at Kilmany, providing a significant improvement to safety and reliability for freight, tourists and commuters while minimising any impacts on the rail network. The bridge will be a 95m long single span steel arch bridge that will be constructed offline to reduce disruptions.

Once constructed the bridge will be slid into its final position over the highway. We will share the designs of this rail-over-road solution with you soon.

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