Midland Highway, Ballarat to Bendigo

We’re improving safety, traffic flow and journey experience along the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Bendigo. 

Project update - August 2018 

In July 2018, we organised a series of community drop-in sessions along the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Bendigo to listen to your views on road safety, traffic flow, problem intersections, signage and journey experience along the highway.

Thank you to all those that came to share their experiences. We will use your feedback to help us identify potential solutions to create a safer traffic route and develop a proposal for future funding consideration

If you were unable to attend the community drop-in sessions, you can still have your say on the Midland Highway by visiting engageVicRoads

The page will be open until 30 August 2018.

Project background

The Midland Highway is a key regional transport route, vital for the distribution of manufactured goods and general consumer goods between adjacent regional cities and nearby communities. The 110km section of the highway between Ballarat and Bendigo also provides essential road connectivity and access for many smaller communities, including Creswick, Newlyn, Daylesford, Guildford, Castlemaine and Harcourt.

Midland Highway experiences a high volume of traffic each day and that number is expected to increase with projected growth of communities along the corridor.

With increased traffic volume comes the potential for crashes. The stretch of the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Harcourt has experienced 90 vehicle accidents since 2013, resulting in 5 fatalities and 34 cases of serious injury.

VicRoads is keen to hear from members of communities along the Midland Highway, between Ballarat and Bendigo, about their concerns or issues with the highway, including road safety, movement, problem intersections and signage.

Information and concerns from a series of information sessions in towns along the highway will be used to strengthen future VicRoads cases to governments for investment in a variety of priority projects along the Midland Highway.

Project benefits

If funding is approved for various priority projects as a result of this consultation we’ll be:

  • improving road safety for all users
  • improving road user confidence and satisfaction
  • improving road functionality, including more efficient movement of freight.

Community involvement

Residents living along the highway, along with road users, truck drivers, bus companies and emergency service personnel were invited to attend community drop-in sessions along the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Bendigo in July 2018. 

Thank you to those who came and shared your views on road safety, traffic flow, problem intersections, signage and journey experience along the highway. The feedback you gave will help us identify potential solutions to create a safer traffic route and develop a proposal for future funding consideration for the Midland Highway.

If you were unable to attend the community drop-in sessions, you can still have your say at engageVicRoads.  

The page will be open until 30 August 2018.

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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