Pre-construction and service relocation works on a multi-million-dollar upgrade at the intersection of the Northern Highway and Wandong Road, south of Kilmore, have begun.

Plans for the intersection include a new dual-lane roundabout aiming to reduce the risk of crashes and improve traffic flow, specifically for oversize and over mass vehicles that rely on the road for agricultural businesses.

Construction is planned to start in 2023.

The roundabout has been designed to be integrated into a future Kilmore bypass.

The State Government will work with Mitchell Shire Council to examine design and landscaping options for the location – a main entry point to Kilmore.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the initiative was to ensure all road users were safe when travelling on regional roads.

“We are continuing to invest in the regional road network and this project will greatly improve safety, reduce wait times and improve traffic flow for all road users at this busy intersection,” she said.

For more information about the project, head to regionalroads.vic.gov.au and search for ‘Northern Highway’.