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Western Highway – Kaniva to the South Australian Border Upgrade

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$8,300,000
Australian Government Contribution:$5,600,000
Local Council/Shire:West Wimmera Shire Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

The project upgraded 23km of the Western Highway from Kaniva to the South Australian Border by installing wire rope safety barriers at high risk locations, providing wide centrelines, tactile line marking, shoulder widening and delineation improvements.


The project is expected to reduce exposure to roadside hazards and help address lane departure and head on accidents.


The estimated cost of the project was $8.3 million, with the Australian Government contributing $5.6 million and the Victorian Government $2.7 million.


Construction commenced 17 November 2016 and was completed early 2019.

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Project details last updated: 2/10/2019