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Wodonga freight route finalises first key upgrade

The first stage of an important freight route between Wodonga and Mount Beauty has been completed with an $8 million upgrade jointly funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments.

Stage 1 of the works on the Kiewa Valley Highway were finished recently and included sealed road shoulders, targeted intersection upgrades and safety barriers installed at high-risk locations.

Victorian Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the safety improvements were critical in reducing the risk of accidents and serious injury.

“These works have delivered sealed road shoulders to reduce the risk of crashes and provide safer separation of cyclists from traffic,” she said.

Reflective markers down the centre of the road and new warning signs would help drivers stay in their lanes around sharp bends and under poor conditions at night and in fog according to Victorian Member for Benambra Bill Tilley.

“Kiewa Valley Highway is an important local, tourist and freight route from Wodonga to Mount Beauty and these improvements will help road users to safely reach their destinations,” he said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the works would also support northern Victorian industries through increased freight efficiency.

“We recognise the role an efficient road network plays in supporting a region’s economic prosperity, which is why this Kiewa Valley Highway upgrade is so essential,” he said.

All stages are expected to reach completion by mid-2020.

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