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 – May 2017

Works will begin in June 2017, with tree removal and the installation of underground power lines from Hall Street to Bosquet Street taking place.

Over the last two years we've conducted many engagement sessions to ask the community what was important to them in the Napier Street upgrade. We've used this information whilst developing the final designs.

The completed road will feature:

  • an additional traffic lane in each direction
  • an improved dedicated bicycle lane
  • a raised central median
  • underground power
  • a boulevard of street trees

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

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.

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 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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