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Published Friday 20 November 2020
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Roundabout lays a foundation for bypass

A new roundabout at the intersection of the Northern Highway and Wandong Road, near Kilmore, has been welcomed by Mitchell Shire Council.

The State Government’s announcement of the $12 million project lays the foundation for a future Kilmore Bypass route.

The new roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety for residents and those using the Northern Highway through our Shire. It will serve as an entry point to the southern end of the proposed Kilmore Bypass route and incorporates provisions for freight movements.

Council will continue to advocate for large-scale projects like the Kilmore Bypass to be built to ease the pressure on the road network, which is seeing increased vehicle volumes, including heavy vehicles, as the Shire continues its growth.

The bypass – once completed - will reinvigorate Kilmore as it will provide the opportunity to improve the streetscape of the town centre and enhance the environment.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson

"The Kilmore Bypass has been discussed for many years and the community has been loud and clear that it must be progressed,” she said.

“The Bypass will play an important role in enhancing Kilmore’s traffic flow, improving liveability and strengthening the economic prosperity of the town. Taking the trucks out of Kilmore’s main street will also improve the atmosphere in the heart of Kilmore.

“I would like to thank the Victorian Government for this fantastic investment into our community and the roads network. The Kilmore roundabout project will significantly improve safety for all users of the Northern Highway in our Shire.”

This page was last updated on 20 November 2020.