Napier Street upgrade Bendigo

We’re upgrading Napier Street (Midland Highway) with a $30.4 million project, funded by the Victorian Government, to improve the traffic flow and transport options between Weeroona Avenue and Hall Street in Bendigo.

Project update – December 2016

Community engagement

Thanks to everyone who attended the community sessions to see the final concept designs for the upgrade of Napier Street, we appreciate your input and the ideas shared with us. These were our final community sessions until we get closer to construction.

We acknowledge the Community Consultation Group (CCG) for their time and effort to help us develop a solution for Napier Street which meets the needs of the community.

You can view the design map, artist impressions and further project information below.

To find out more about this project’s consultation or the CCG, please visit engageVicRoads.

Napier Street map

View the latest Napier Street map [JPEG 6.6Mb].
Please note this is a large file and may take some time to open.

Artist impressions

Artist's impression number 1

Artist's impression number 2

Artist's impression number 3 

Information update

View project information on cycling, street parking, pedestrians and streetscape for Napier Street.

Next Steps

We’re now making some minor refinements to the concept design and preparing detailed design plans for the project. We’re also getting on with organising important pre-construction activities such as locating existing underground services and relocating the power.

We plan to call for tenders, to build the new road, during mid 2017.Construction works are planned to begin late 2017 and are expected to be completed in 2019.

Please check this page for regular updates. 

Project background

Napier Street forms part of the Midland Highway through Bendigo and serves as an important north-south freight and tourist route connection to Echuca, Shepparton and developing areas to the north of Bendigo. 

Over the last decade this important route has been experiencing serious traffic pressures due to urban developments in the north of Bendigo - one of the state’s most rapidly growing areas.

Project details

We're developing potential concepts to improve this section of Napier Street and to cater for the increase in use. These concepts will explore how to develop better transport network connectivity and improve the function and appeal of alternative transport modes.

We’re doing vital work with the City of Greater Bendigo to ensure the Napier Street upgrade accommodates traffic growth and the community’s needs.

Napier Street upgrade Bendigo map (small)

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The upgrade of Napier Street will greatly improve the way people and traffic move through this busy and fast-growing area by creating more reliable journeys and improving safety for all road users.

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

 [email protected]
Call: (03) 5434 5064
Write: VicRoads, 53-61 Lansell Street, East Bendigo VIC 3550 

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