Princes Highway East Upgrade - Sale to NSW border

Upgrade works are progressing on the Princes Highway East between Sale and NSW border as part joint funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Project update

As part of the Regional and Rural Highway Upgrade Package valued at $80 million, the Princes Highway East between Sale and NSW border is receiving $50 million worth of upgrades and improvements following community and stakeholder consultation last year.

About the project

Works are progressing well to upgrade the Princes Highway East and include:

  • Intersection upgrades at 15 locations including construction of a roundabout at Cann River, safety improvements at Bumberrah Road in Johnsonville, Swan Reach Road at Swan Reach and Veldens Road at Tooloo Arm
  • Construction of an overtaking lane east of Genoa (westbound)
  • Shoulder construction  and sealing for 80km between Bairnsdale and the NSW border and associated pavement strengthening for freight
  • Safety barriers at high-risk locations
  • Signage improvements and line marking to ensure consistency
  • A cycling and walking path at the Lakes Entrance foreshore as well as pedestrian crossings and improvements to the Myer Street intersection in town
  • Drainage works, resealing and corner realignment at Mt Drummer
  • Sealing of rest areas at 18 locations
  • Installation of Variable Message Sign gantries at Orbost and Genoa

View the brochure by selecting the link below:


Improvement works will contribute to route safety, accessibility, efficiency and reliability for all modes of transport.

Township works will also improve the look and feel of local neighbourhoods and boost the local economy.

Community involvement

We have sought community feedback over the past year on the proposed program of works that have helped us identify priorities for improvement works along this busy tourism and freight corridor. Following this feedback, we've revised our concept designs for both the Bumberrah Road-Punt Road intersection in Johnsonville and the Myer Street intersection in Lakes Entrance, and we are inviting the community to view the new plans.

Bumberrah Road-Punt Road

At this session, you can view the new plan and discuss the road safety and pedestrian access improvements with the project team. We’ll also provide an update on the Swan Reach works.

Date: Monday 30 July 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Where: Johnsonville Hall, 1754 Princes Highway

Myer Street intersection

At this drop-in session, you can view the new plan, meet with the project team and attend a presentation on other road improvements along the Princes Highway (The Esplanade).

When: Tuesday 31 July 2018

Times: 11am until 7.30pm (drop in any time)

Presentations will be held at:

  • 11.15 - 11.30am
  • 1.15 - 1.30pm
  • 3.15 - 3.30pm
  • 5.15 - 5.30pm

Where: Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall meeting room
            18 Mechanics Street
            Lakes Entrance

What happens next?

This large volume of works will be staged over the next three years with completion anticipated by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

Contact us

For more information about the project, please get in touch:

Email: [email protected]

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