Travel Impacts throughout Victoria — Update

29 November 2022

Many roads across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are impacted by flooding and road damage.

As the flood emergency continues, Victorians are encouraged to carefully plan any travel with hundreds of roads damaged or closed due to flooding.

There are currently 568 roads closed across the state. All current road closures are listed at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au

The community is urged to familiarise themselves with road closures in their area before travelling to determine if it is possible to reach their destination.

The road network has suffered significant damage with large potholes and sections of road destroyed. Crews right across Victoria have mobilised and have assessed more than 4,000 roads and have repaired more than 92,500 potholes – however significant damage remains.

We are continuing to prioritise repairs where damage is a safety issue. Our structural engineers have inspected more than 1,170 bridges and structures across the network, while Department of Transport representatives are continuing twice daily inspections of the network and delivering emergency repairs where they’re needed most.

Motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution with an expectation the road surface will be damaged. Leaving extra distance between vehicles will help drivers get a better view of the road ahead.

Drivers are reminded of the dangers of driving through road closures and into floodwater. Not all road closures are manned. It is critical the community obey the signage in place. Barriers blocking access to roads should not be moved as road closures are in place for safety reasons.

Major road closures include:

  • Robinvale-Sea Lake Road, Manangatang
  • Murray Valley Highway between Piangil and Robinvale
  • Katamatite-Yarrawonga Road, Katamatite
  • Gundowring Road between Gundowring and Huon
  • Nathalia-Waaia Road, Nathalia
  • More local roads in Echuca including Crofton Street, Hopwood Place and Law Court Place
  • Local roads in Tragowel- Kelly Road, Tragowel North Road, Worsley Road and Pleasance Road
  • Local roads in Wangaratta including Nicholls Street, Willis Street, Burrows Street, Dale Street, Tweed Street and Ambrosio Road
  • Many roads in and out of Kerang including the Murray Valley Highway between Kerang East and Mead, Kerang-Murrabit Road, Old Echuca Road from Tragowel to Kerang and Koroop Road from Kerang to Koroop.
  • Bogong High Plains Road between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek

Recent road re-openings include:

  • Hamilton Highway between Inverleigh and Fyansford
  • Great Alpine Road, Wangaratta
  • Murray Valley Highway between Wyuna and Kotupna
  • Murray Valley Highway between Nathalia and Wyuna
  • Kerang-Quambatook Road, Kerang
  • Kerang-Koondrook Road, Koondrook
  • Kergunyah Road between Kergunyah and Gundowring
  • Picola-Barmah Road, Picola

V/Line services

There are changes to some scheduled V/Line coach services due to the road closures across the state. Passengers are reminded to check the PTV or V/Line websites before travelling.

Visit V/Line for current service disruptions

Real-time traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available at ptv.vic.gov.au or in the PTV mobile app.

Please report any hazards on our roads to the Transport Operations Centre on 13 11 71 (open 24/7)

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