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June 28, 2013

Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today announced the new traffic signals at the Reeve Street intersection in Sale have been switched on, as part of the $175 million Princes Highway Duplication project.

Mr Ryan said the signalisation works at the Reeve Street intersection were the last major milestone for the Wurruk to Sale section of the Princes Highway Duplication project.

“All new sections of the Princes Highway duplication project between Reeve Street and Reid Drive are open to traffic,” Mr Ryan said.

“People living and working in Sale can now look forward to the benefits of a safer intersection which has had a high accident history.

“The new traffic lights will deliver improved safety for local and through traffic, safer access to adjacent businesses and properties and improved facilities for walkers and cyclists.”

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren said lane closures and speed restrictions were still required east and west of the causeway while minor finishing works were completed.

“Motorists can still use all sections of the causeway but final asphalt surfacing will not be applied at Reeve Street and the other intersections between Wurruk and Sale until later in the year when warmer weather conditions permit,” Mr Chester said.

“Works are also progressing on the final sections of the project.

“Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd has been awarded the Stammers Road to Minniedale Road contract, which is the third section of the duplication project and construction is expected to begin later this year.”

Jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments, the project to duplicate the Princes Highway from Traralgon to Sale is being implemented to improve road safety, access and efficiency.

Mr Ryan said the contract for the Nambrok Road section east of Denison Road and east of Nambrok Road was currently out to tender.

“VicRoads expects to award the contract in August 2013,” Mr Ryan said.

“The Flynn to Rosedale section will be advertised in mid-2013 with an expected start date of early 2014.”

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