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

South Gippsland Highway - Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Late 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$5,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,125,000
Local Council/Shire:South Gippsland Shire Council

Project Description

This project involved the upgrade of the existing arterial road network and Long Street to provide a heavy vehicle bypass of the Leongatha town centre in south east Victoria.


The project is expected to improve road safety, amenity and commercial opportunities in the Leongatha CBD by providing an alternate route to redirect through traffic and in particular heavy vehicles.


The Australian Government committed $4,125,000 to this project.


Construction commenced 15 February 2016 and was completed 4 November 2016.

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Project details last updated: 2/10/2019