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

Hume Freeway – Tallarook to Chiltern Bridge Strengthening

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 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
Corridor:Sydney - Melbourne

Project Description

The project involved strengthening ten bridges on the Hume Freeway from Tallarook to Chiltern.


The project increases the load capacity of bridges on the Hume Freeway from 68 tonnes to 113 tonnes. This reduces operating costs and also provides greater flexibility for heavy vehicles operators.


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.


Construction commenced 27 July 2016 and was completed on 27 October 2017.

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Project details last updated: 17/12/2018