Midland Highway bridge set for upgrade

THE Midland Highway railway bridge near Castlemaine is set to undergo a redevelopment. 

Yesterday, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder along with Parliamentary secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue announced the well-known, high-incident bridge would receive a $100,000 boost to improve the safety of the road. 

Upgrades to the Castlemaine intersection will include the installation of electronic warning signals and signage for a 1.35km detour route for high vehicles. 

Northern Victoria Region MP Damian Drum said the bridge intersection was infamous for road incidents with four accidents occurring within a five month period last year. 

Work on the bridge is set to begin soon with completion expected by the end of the year.

Department of Transport’s Sandra Wilson, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue, State Member for Northern Victoria Donna Petrovich, Northern Victoria Region MLC Damian Drum, and acting Deliveries Manager for VicRoads Mark Simon, at the site of the planned upgrade.

Department of Transport’s Sandra Wilson, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue, State Member for Northern Victoria Donna Petrovich, Northern Victoria Region MLC Damian Drum, and acting Deliveries Manager for VicRoads Mark Simon, at the site of the planned upgrade.