Midland Highway, Stanhope to Shepparton

We’re improving safety along the Midland Highway between Stanhope and Shepparton 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 fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15%.

 

Project update

Join us at our upcoming community session to discover more about the project, meet the team and see how we’ve incorporated community feedback into our planned improvements.

Stanhope community session

Drop in anytime between 4-7pm on Wednesday 15 November at Stanhope Community Hall, Godley Place, Stanhope.

Mooroopna community session

Drop in anytime between 10am-1pm on Saturday 18 November at Kids Town Playground, 7287 Midland Highway, Mooroopna.

We’ll be set up near the Dig In café.

Works have started

Works have started on widening road shoulders at some locations and installing left-hand side flexible safety barriers in high-risk locations along the Midland Highway. 

Project background

The Midland Highway between Stanhope and Shepparton has been identified as one of the State’s top 20 highest risk rural roads. 

Between January 2010 and February 2017, there have been 79 casualty crashes on this section of road, resulting in 32 people with serious injuries and three people losing their lives.

What are the safety improvements?

The safety improvements we’re installing include:

  • Left-hand side flexible safety barriers in high risk locations between Stanhope and Shepparton.
  • Back-to-back flexible guard fence on the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway in Shepparton.
  • Constructing a new roundabout at the intersection of Tatura-Undera Road and Midland Highway.
  • Traffic signals at the entrance to Kids Town in Mooroopna for safe entry and exit.
  • Minor upgrades to other selected intersections along this section of highway.
  • Constructing six new overtaking lanes, three in each direction, which will provide safer overtaking opportunities.
  • Exploring a reduced speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h for the township of Mooroopna for pedestrian safety.

What happens next?

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to local residents, motorists and the environment during the project. 

There may be a slight increase in travel time due to work zones and changed speed limits.

Contact us

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

Email:  [email protected] 
Phone:  0459 855 080

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