New bypass a boost for trucking

Trucking operators in the Goulburn Valley expected to benefit from new bypass

February 15, 2010

Trucking operators in the Goulburn Valley are expected to benefit from a new bypass east of the Victorian township of Nagambie.

Victoria Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas says the Nagambie Bypass will better connect the Goulburn Valley with interstate and export markets via national highway links to Melbourne and Brisbane.

Once complete, the new 13.5 kilometre route will take trucks and through-traffic away from the town centre and will include an overpass bridge, freeway connections, a new bridge and two new rail overpasses.

"More than 1900 trucks travel through the Nagambie town centre each day with road freight likely to double over the next 30 years," Victoria Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas says.

"Once completed, the Nagambie Bypass will provide a missing link with drivers able to travel on a safer freeway-standard road from Melbourne to south of Shepparton."

The bypass is due to be completed in 2012 after Abigroup Contractors won the tender to build it.

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