Duplication work continues apace

ANOTHER milestone has been reached in the duplication of the Princes Highway between Sale and Traralgon, as the newly-constructed westbound lanes of the highway at Nambrok open to traffic this week.

Drivers will be diverted along the new 3.4 kilometre section of road east of Nambrok Rd to allow upgrade works on the eastbound lanes of the existing highway to begin.

VicRoads project delivery manager David Gellion said major construction works on this section of the highway began in January last year, with the works due to be complete by the end of this year.

“This will see eight of the nine sections of the highway duplication project finished,” he said.

“The other section under construction, at Traralgon East, is due to be complete in 2019. 

“These works at Nambrok will make it safer and easier for people to travel along this major transport route and will benefit all road users. 

“We’re almost finished the entire duplication between Traralgon and Sale.

 “There are just two more stages left to go — a 4km section at Flynn and an 8km section at Kilmany.”

VicRoads is working with landowners and communities to finalise plans for these sections, so construction can began as soon as they are funded.

Motorists will travel along the new section of the highway with reduced speed limits and two-way traffic, and are being reminded to  obey reduced speed limits.