|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2016 - Early 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$86,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$45,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Greater Bendigo City Council
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Mildura
The project will construct a grade separated interchange at the intersection of the Calder Highway and Calder Alternative Highway at Ravenswood and two new freeway carriageways from Bullock Creek to Ravenswood Creek. The project will also widen existing bridges and culverts, construct new service roads and remove various uncontrolled at grade intersections.
The project will improve the movement and safety of vehicles travelling between Mildura and Melbourne. The need for vehicles to stop and regain speed consumes additional fuel, increases vehicle operating costs and increases travel times. Once complete, vehicles will be able to travel through the interchange without stopping and the new carriageways will improve sight distances and allow the posted speed limit to increase to 110 km/h.
The estimated cost of the project is $86 million. The Australian Government is contributing $45 million and the Victorian Government $41 million.
Construction commenced on 30 May 2016 and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
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Project details last updated: 18/10/2017