Midland Highway, Stanhope to Shepparton

We're improving safety along the Midland Highway between Stanhope and Shepparton as part of Towards Zero. The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria's roads.

Update - August 2018

Safety improvements on the Midland Highway between Shepparton to Stanhope are well underway with a significant number of works already complete. 

We have completed constructing two overtaking lanes on the Midland Highway, between Starritt Road and Minchin Road near Tatura, which features new centreline flexible safety barriers to help prevent head-on collisions.

Construction of the new roundabout at the intersection of Tatura-Undera Road and the Midland Highway is also complete and has been open to traffic since mid-July. The roundabout will reduce the risk and severity of crashes by slowing the flow of traffic and guiding vehicles in the one direction.

Road pavement improvements on the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway in Mooroopna are also complete, and includes a widened left-hand lane for Mooroopna bound traffic. 

We have also completed construction of new turning lanes at the entrance to Ferrari Park in Mooroopna, to improve safe access to the park.

Works to install traffic lights at the intersection of Midland Highway and KidsTown in Mooroopna will start in early August. These traffic lights will provide safer entry and exit for traffic into KidsTown. These works are expected to be complete by late September. 

Traffic management

To ensure the safety of workers and road users, temporary traffic management will be in place during construction at the intersection of Midland Highway and KidsTown.   

This will include reduced speed limits of 40km/h when travelling through the roadworks. There will also be travel messages, and traffic management teams in place to direct traffic entering and exiting KidsTown.

If you are travelling through the area, please allow an additional five minutes travel time along the Midland Highway between Shepparton and Stanhope. Thank you for your patience while we complete these important safety upgrades.

What happens next?

We’ll continue to provide updates and work with the community throughout the delivery of this project and we will make every effort to minimise the impact to residents, road users and the environment during this time.



The Midland Highway between Stanhope and Shepparton has been identified as one of Victoria’s highest-risk rural roads. 

Between January 2010 and June 2015, there were 77 crashes on this section of road that saw 13 people seriously injured and a further 64 people injured.


The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • installing left-hand side flexible safety barriers in high-risk locations between Stanhope and Shepparton to reduce the risk of run-off-road crashes
  • installing a centreline barrier in selected sections along the Highway including at Peter Ross Edwards Causeway, to help prevent head-on collisions
  • constructing a new roundabout at the intersection of Tatura-Undera Road and the Midland Highway to improve traffic flow and reduce the risk and severity of crashes
  • installing traffic lights at the entrance to KidsTown in Mooroopna for safe entry and exit
  • constructing three new overtaking lanes in each direction, which will provide safer overtaking opportunities
  • exploring a reduced speed limit of 40km/h from 50km/h for the township of Mooroopna to improve safety for pedestrians
  • minor upgrades to other selected intersections along the Highway, which are under design.

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email[email protected] 
Call:      0459 855 080



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