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 $1.3 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15%.   

Project update - June 2018

We’ve completed construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Beechworth-Wodonga Road and Yackandandah Road in Wooragee, improving the safety of one of Victoria’s highest risk roads. 

Roundabouts are one of the safest types of intersections as they slow the flow of traffic and guide vehicles in one direction, reducing the risk and severity of collisions.

We’ve also finished constructing a cyclist and pedestrian underpass at Yackandandah Road, as part of Indigo Shire Council’s plan for an off-road trail between Beechworth and Yackandandah.

There is a safer speed limit of 80km/h for vehicles approaching the roundabout and an 80km/hr safer speed limit has also been introduced through the township of Wooragee.

The new overtaking lane between Edmondson Lane and Star Lane is complete and will improve traffic flow for Wodonga-bound traffic.

Project background

Beechworth-Wodonga Road has been identified as one of Victoria’s highest risk rural roads.

Between July 2010 and June 2015, 14 people were seriously injured and three people were killed in crashes along this stretch of road. A further two people were killed in a double fatality in 2016.

What are the safety improvements?

We’re improving road safety by:

  • installing a roundabout at the intersection of Yackandandah Road, which has an 80km/h speed limit on approach, to reduce the risk and severity of crashes
  • constructing a cyclist and pedestrian underpass at Yackandandah Road
  • installing an 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 rumble strips along the centre and edge of the road to reduce run-off road and head on crashes
  • widening and sealing the shoulders to reduce run-off road crashes
  • introducing a safer speed limit of 80km/h through the township of Wooragee
  • Introducing a safer 80km/h speed limit from Balaclava Road in Beechworth to 350m metres past the Chiltern Road turn off, which will improve drivers’ ability to navigate safely through this winding stretch of road.

Image of map showing the Beechworth Wodonga Road safety improvements 

Larger version of the Beechworth Wodonga Road Safety improvements map

What happens next?

The next stage of works between Balaclava Road in Beechworth to Wooragee is currently under design.

We’ll continue to provide updates and work with the community throughout the delivery of this project.

Contact us

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

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

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