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%.  

Upcoming Information session

Come along to our upcoming information session to learn more about the safety improvements along Beechworth-Wodonga Road and how we’re going to manage the roads while the works are taking place.

Date:  Sunday 18 February 2018
Time::  between 9am and 1pm 
Where: Yackandandah Lions Club Markets, Wellsford Street, Yackandandah. 

Project update - January 2018

We began construction of a new overtaking lane in Wooragee for Wodonga bound traffic in December 2017. 

Works to replace the intersection at Beechworth-Wodonga Road and Yackandandah Road with a new roundabout commenced in January 2018. These works will include construction of a bicycle and pedestrian underpass to form part of the Rail Trail. 

To ensure the safety of workers and road users during construction of the underpass, we will be changing traffic conditions, including temporary lane closures. On occasion, cranes will be placing some large pre-cast structures that will require full road closures over several hours. 

We will schedule road closures on Monday -Thursday and outside of peak traffic hours. We will also provide advance notice by VMS signs and advertise in local newspapers.

Project background

Beechworth-Wodonga Road has been identified as one of the State’s top 20 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?

The safety improvements we’re installing as part of this project 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 rumble strips 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 Balaclava Road in Beechworth to 350 metres past the Chiltern Road turn off. 

What happens next?

We’ll continue to provide updates on this project and work with the community throughout 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
            1 McNab Ave, Footscray, VIC 3011

If you need an interpreter please phone 131 450.

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