VIC Government announces $110mil funding approval for Chandler Bridge upgrade

Gina Theron   |   January 26, 2016

Promised for decades, The Victorian Government has today announced that they're going ahead with the Chandler Highway bridge upgrade. This project will deliver a new six lane bridge next to the old existing bridge which was built in 1891 and sees approximately 44,000 vehicles each day, operating far above it's capacity. The upgrade is set to see significant reductions in travel time and queuing during peak periods and will allow for future growth in traffic volumes. 

"People come up with lots of proposals, in this particular instance we've made an assessment that there is 44,000 cars going over there a day and we need to widen the road" - Luke Donnellan, Roads Minister

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The State Government is committing funding of $110 million to widen the Chandler Highway and build a new bridge over the Yarra River. 


The Chandler Highway between Heidelberg Road and south of Yarra Boulevard. 

Scope of works: 

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  • Upgrading the intersection at Heidelberg Road
  • Adding six lanes to Chandler Highway
  • Building a new bridge to the west of the existing Chandler Highway Bridge 
  • Installing new traffic lights at the Yarra Boulevard intersection 
  • Improving cycling paths for a more direct and safe route to nearby trails 

Who's involved:

VicRoads is responsible for the project - but will be putting the project out to tender, seeking an acting organisation responsible for delivering the upgrade.  

Project dates:

The project's estimated date of completion is late 2018, with the contract being awarded and construction starting in mid 2017. 

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Gina Theron
Gina is a Marketing Coordinator at Felix. She is a business and engineering student, and relishes working for one of Australia's greatest mining and construction disrupters. Harsh critic of tomatoes and spiders that surprise her.

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