Building a safer intersection in Echuca

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will have a safer and easier journey through Echuca with a multi-million dollar upgrade under way at the Murray Valley Highway intersection of Ogilvie Avenue, Sturt Street and Old Aerodrome Road.

The $5 million project is part of a commitment to improve safety on the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga.

The upgrade will include new traffic lights, additional turning lanes, bike lanes and street lighting in response to community consultation.

These measures will improve navigation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, making journeys both safer and quicker.

Traffic management will be in place with lane closures expected and reduced speeds of 40km/h for the safety of the community and road workers. 

Works are expected to begin in late January and finish in late June 2020, weather permitting.

The intersection upgrade is part of a $20 million investment to increase safety on the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga with the Australian Government and Victorian Government each contributing $10 million.