Progress on Princess Highway duplication between Traralgon and Sale

Contracts have been awarded for construction of the final 43 kilometres of the Princes Highway to be duplicated between Traralgon and Sale in eastern Victoria.

To provide more opportunities across the construction industry, the project will be delivered concurrently through a trio of construction partners including Laing O’Rourke, Whelans Group Investments and BildGroup.

The $253.3 million project will duplicate the remaining sections of the Princes Highway East at Flynn and Kilmany, resulting in better connections and a safer road while supporting hundreds of jobs.

The works, which include adding two additional lanes, creating two lanes in each direction with a centre median, will improve local road and private access to the highway.

Once complete, the project improvements will create a safer journey to around 15,000 motorists who use the road each day travelling between Traralgon and Sale.

Construction will include strengthening of the existing highway, installing safety barriers, U-turn opportunities and upgrading six intersections including turn lanes.”

As a key link to a range of Gippsland tourist destinations, including the snowfields and Gippsland Lakes, the upgraded highway will provide a safer travel experience for holidaymakers and help the region’s tourism trade recover.

The project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $202.6 million and the Victorian Government $50.7 million.
The full duplication between Traralgon and Sale project is anticipated to be complete by mid 2024.