Kilmany rail bridge concept designs released

Artist impression of a road user's view of the new rail bridge in Kilmany.

Concept designs for the new Kilmany rail bridge have been released.

Switching the current road bridge over rail to a rail bridge over road, the bridge will be built ‘offline’, and then slid into its final position during the span of a week.

Major Road Projects Victoria says the 95-metre long single span steel arch bridge, developed in consultation with the Department of Transport and V/Line, will “improve safety and reliability for freight, tourists and commuters”.

The final three stages of the duplication of the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale are progressing, with vegetation cleared, underground services relocated to make way for new traffic lanes and drainage and safety barriers installed.

The third and final stage of the Princes Highway East upgrade has been split into three sections, at Flynn, Kilmany and Kilmany east.

The contractors engaged are BildGroup (which will undertake the Flynn section), Laing O’Rourke (Kilmany) and Bairnsdale-based Whelans Group Investments (Kilmany east).

As part of the project, a dedicated service road will be built in Kilmany’s township, making it safer for residents to access the highway.

The current school bus stop will be relocated to the Kilmany Public Hall, for safety reasons.

The duplication project, which began in 2010, stalled for three years from 2018 when state government failed to allocate funding and marked the project as complete in budget papers, but is expected to be completed by mid-2024.