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Hume Freeway – Tallarook to Chiltern Bridge Strengthening

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Status:Under construction
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
State:VIC
Corridor:Sydney - Melbourne

Project Description

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

Benefits

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.

Funding

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.

Timetable

Construction commenced on 7 November 2016 and is expected to be completed late 2017.

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Project details last updated: 13/10/2017