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Western Highway – Kaniva to the South Australian Border Upgrade

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$7,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$5,600,000
Local Council/Shire:West Wimmera Shire Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

The project will upgrade 23 kilometres 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 will reduce exposure to roadside hazards and help address lane departure and head on accidents.


The estimated cost of the project is $7 million. The Australian Government is contributing $5.6 million and the Victorian Government $1.4 million.


Construction commenced in December 2016 and is expected to be completed in mid 2018.

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Project details last updated: 2/02/2018