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Keeping you up to date with our progress as we realign the South Gippsland Highway, and making sure you’re prepared for any works that may affect you, is one of our top priorities.

We want your feedback on how we’ve been communicating with you in the last six months so we can make sure we’re getting you the information you need, when and how you want to get it.

Project background

We’re realigning a stretch of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan, locally known as the Black Spur.

The way the road bends on this part of the highway has resulted in frequent run-off-road crashes, freight delays and safety concerns.

To fix this, the Australian and Victorian Government has invested $115.2 million to realign the highway and make it easier and safer for you to travel through the area.

A preferred route has been chosen after extensive community consultation.

CPB Contractors has been awarded the contract to deliver the upgrade. Major construction is set to start in early 2020.

As part of the project, we will:

  • build a new section of highway between Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road and Minns Road to reduce the length of highway from 3.4km to 2.3km
  • remove nine sharp corners
  • build two new bridges over the Tarwin River
  • build an underpass east of the new Caithness Road intersection for the Great Southern Rail Trail
  • realign the Great Southern Rail Trail under the new river bridge at Minns Road
  • close off access to the old section of highway to through traffic east of Caithness Road while retaining access for local residents
  • keep access to Caithness Road by a new intersection and upgrades to the existing intersection at Minns Road
  • install safety barriers.

The project will also investigate other possible safety upgrades between Meeniyan and Yarram.

For more information visit the South Gippsland Highway project page on the Major Road Projects Victoria website.

Final design of the new South Gippsland Highway alignment including the upgraded intersections at Minns Road and the Old South Gippsland Highway, the new bridges over the Tarwin River and new pedestrian underpass where the Great Southern Rail Trail crosse

Final design of the South Gippsland Highway

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