$4.16m Sunraysia Highway upgrades

As part of a $4.16 million project, works will begin this month to upgrade two Sunraysia Highway intersections.

Funded by the Victorian and federal governments, the works will take place between Birchip and Woomelang, with upgrades to the Mcloughlans Road and Birchip-Rainbow Road intersections.

Both intersections are located on bends and will be remodelled to T-shaped intersections to improve visibility and allow all road users to safely enter and exit the highway.

Crews will also widen and resurface sections of the Sunraysia Highway, add a new left turn lane from the Sunraysia Highway into Birchip-Rainbow Road, build a raised median on Birchip-Rainbow Road, and install safety barriers and new street lighting at both intersections.

The new intersections will no longer be curved, meaning it will be easier to see vehicles up ahead.

Over 500 vehicles use this section of the Sunraysia Highway each day, including around 70 trucks and other heavy vehicles.

Works will continue at the intersections until early 2023, with the roads to remain open and reduced speed limits in place.

“A traffic management team will be in place during works to help everyone travel safely through the area. Please drive to conditions for the safety of workers and all other road users,” said State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp.

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