Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Princes Highway East - Traralgon to Sale Duplication

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2010 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$260,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$210,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Wellington Shire Council,Latrobe City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Sale

Project Description

The project duplicated 30.9km of the 47.3km between Maffra Road, Traralgon and Reeve Street, Sale. The project constructed two additional lanes to provide a four lane, dual carriageway with a central median, installed new roundabouts and safety barriers, and upgraded and signalised existing bridges and intersections. The project was delivered in nine stages:

  • Traralgon-Maffra Road to Stammers Road
  • Stammers Road to Minniedale Road
  • Minniedale Road to Sheepwash Creek Road
  • Flynns Creek Road to Byes Lane
  • Denison Road to Nambrok Road
  • Nambrok Road to Maffra-Rosedale Road
  • Sale-Cowwarr Road to Sale-Heyfield Road
  • Sale-Heyfield Road to Reid Drive
  • Reid Drive to Reeve Street


The project has increased capacity, reduced transit times and improved traffic flow and safety for the 7,900 to 17,300 vehicles that are estimated to use the Princes Highway between Traralgon and Sale each day.


The estimated cost of the project was $260 million. The Australian Government contributed $210 million and the Victorian Government $50 million.


Construction commenced on 3 February 2010 and was completed on 18 December 2018.

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Project details last updated: 15/03/2019