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Hume Freeway – Tallarook to Chiltern Bridge Strengthening

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$7,600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,080,000
Local Council/Shire:Indigo Shire Council,Mitchell Shire Council,Shire of Strathbogie
Corridor:Sydney - Melbourne

Project Description

The project will strengthen ten bridges on the Hume Freeway from Tallarook to Chiltern.


The project will increase the load capacity of bridges on the Hume Freeway from 68 tonnes to 113 tonnes. This will increase capacity, reduce operating costs and providing greater flexibility for heavy vehicles operators.


The estimated cost of the project is $7.6 million. The Australian Government is contributing $6.08 million and the Victorian Government $1.52 million.


Construction commenced in November 2016 and was completed in October 2017.

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Project details last updated: 2/02/2018