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Calder Highway - Bendigo to Mildura Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Buloke Shire Council,Greater Bendigo City Council,Loddon Shire Council,Mildura Rural City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Mildura

Project Description

The project will upgrade the Calder Highway between Bendigo and Mildura in northern Victoria. The works will include construction of overtaking lanes, rest area implementation and road side improvements.


The project is expected to improve driver safety and travel times.


The total cost of the project is $20 million. The Australian and Victorian governments are each contributing $10 million.


Construction commenced on 2 April 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid-2020.

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Project details last updated: 17/04/2018