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Traralgon to Sale highway duplication to finally be completed

The state government has finally announced the long-awaited news that they will provide $50 million to complete the Princes Highway duplication between Traralgon and Sale.

That funding will be added to $200 million from the federal government for the final two stages at Kilmany and Flynn.

The Victorian Government said the final two sections will soon get underway, adding an extra 12km of lanes in each direction.

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Once the project is complete in 2024, Princes Highway will be fully duplicated over the entire 43 kilometres between Traralgon and Sale, providing improved safety and shorter journey times for the 15,000 motorists who use this stretch of road every day.

The duplication came to a halt after the first nine sections were completed two years ago. Subsequent state budgets did not include the state government's share of the cost, even though the federal government had already committed its more substantial portion of the cost.

The state government said that with pre-construction activities already complete, procurement for these sections of the joint Victorian and Commonwealth $253 million road project will be underway by the end of the year - improving freight efficiency and supporting the region’s economic recovery after the summer bushfires and Covid-19.

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