Beechworth – Wodonga Road, Beechworth to Yackandandah Road

We’re improving safety along the Beechworth-Wodonga Road between Beechworth and the Yackandandah Road intersection as part of Towards Zero.

The State Government is investing $1.1 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to reduce Victoria’s road toll to 200 or fewer deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15%.

Project update - November 2017

Information session 

Come along to our information session and see how we’ve incorporated your feedback into our plans for Stage One, the 6km stretch of road between Wooragee and the intersection at Yackandandah Road.

You’ll also get a chance to discuss plans for Stage Two, located just north of the Chiltern Road turnoff to Wooragee.

When:  Drop in between 11am-2pm on Saturday 11 November 2017 
Where: Wooragee Centenary Hall, Beechworth Wodonga Road, Wooragee

Thanks to the community who have already provided feedback on the proposed road safety improvements.  

We’ve received valuable input from previous information sessions we held in May 2017, door-knocking with nearby land owners and written submissions and telephone calls from the community.

Project background

Beechworth-Wodonga Road has been identified as one of the State’s top 20 highest risk rural roads.

Between June 2010 and August 2016 there were 13 crashes along this stretch of road. Tragically, 5 people lost their lives, 14 people were seriously injured and there were 7 other injuries. This includes a double fatality in 2016.

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re installing include:

  • a new roundabout at the intersection of Yackandandah Road which will include a cyclist and pedestrian underpass, to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.
  • a new overtaking lane for Wodonga bound traffic between Edmondson Lane and Star Lane, near Wooragee to give drivers more opportunity to pass.
  • resurfacing the road and audio tactile line markings along the centre and edge of the road to reduce run-off road and head on crashes.
  • widening and sealing the road shoulder to reduce run-off road crashes
  • 80km/h speed limit through the township of Wooragee.
  • 80km/h speed limit from Beechworth for approximately 2km past the Chiltern Road turn off. 

What happens next?

We’ll continue to talk to landowners and emergency services to ensure safe access to properties.

We’ll also provide updates on this project and work with the community on different aspects of the design as it evolves.

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Phone:  0459 855 080
Email:  [email protected]
Mail:    SSRIP - Team Murray
            1 McNab Ave, Footscray, VIC 3011

If you need an interpreter please phone 131 450.

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