Highway’s duplicated section open

MOTORISTS on the Princes Highway East between Flynn and Rosedale will enjoy a smoother journey as they are switched onto a new section of road near Rosedale.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport; Gippsland MHR Darren Chester said the traffic switch was a major step in the $260 million duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale.

“This project is providing improved safety for local and through traffic while reducing travel times and improving freight efficiency,” Mr Chester said.

“The 8.3 kilometre section from Flynn to Rosedale is the longest in the overall project.

“Works on the section include constructing four new bridges, including two over Flynn’s Creek and two over Blind Joes Creek, along with five kilometres of new traffic lanes.”

Victorian Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan said that by switching traffic onto the new section of road, works could continue on the existing section of highway.

“It’s fantastic to see works progressing well on this project of national significance. A joint investment of $260 million will see nine sections of the highway upgraded,” Mr Donnellan said.

“While the traffic is being switched onto the new section of road there will be some minor delays as traffic is redirected at Cricket St. With speed limit reductions and traffic controls in place and an increased number of workers and machinery will be in the area, I urge motorists to be patient.”