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 - March 2018

Construction of two new overtaking lanes on the Midland Highway, between Starritt Road and Minchin Road near Tatura has been completed. These overtaking lanes are  expected to be open to traffic in time for the 2018 Easter long weekend. Centreline barrier will be installed along this stretch immediately following. 

Preliminary construction of the new roundabout at the intersection of Tatura-Undera Road and the Midland Highway has commenced with significant construction due to commence after the 2018 Easter long weekend. At this time, work will also be starting on a new overtaking lane between McEwan Road and Kyabram-Cooma Road, near Stanhope.

There will be changed traffic conditions, including reduced speed limits and ‘Stop and Go’ lane closures to ensure the safety of our workers and road users during construction at these sites. VicRoads is asking motorists to plan ahead and allow extra travel time during construction. 

Road pavement improvements on the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway in Mooroopna are planned in the coming weeks, including widening of the left hand traffic lane for Mooroopna bound traffic. Realignment works are planned for the Kidstown Adventure Park intersection in Mooroopna in readiness for installation of traffic lights in late April. 

Other safety improvements completed as part of this project includes construction of new turning lanes at the entrance to Ferrari Park in Mooroopna to improve safe access into the park. 

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 June 2015, there have been 77 casualty crashes on this section of road, resulting in 13 people with serious injuries.

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.
  • Installation of centreline barrier along the project length.
  • 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. 

Contact us

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

Email:  [email protected] 
Call:  0459 855 080

Was this page helpful?

Take a moment to tell us why. If you'd like a response to your feedback, please message us instead.