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Monday, January 18, 2016
A MAJOR new traffic interchange that will replace the Sand Road intersection on the Princes Freeway East came a step closer today.
Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said a traffic switch will allow a new bridge to be built over the freeway, giving motorists much safer and more efficient access to nearby townships and service centres.
“Traffic has now been switched onto a temporary route which will allow work to start on the bridge over the freeway. From next week, there will be changes to how the intersection operates, and we need road users to be extra cautious, lower their speeds and follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers,” Mr Broadbent said.
The project is being funded with $22.5 million from the Australian Government and $8.7 million from the Victorian Government.
McMillan has also secured more than $1 millon in funding under Round Two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme to support vital upgrades of local bridge infrastructure.