Alternative heavy vehicle route and second river crossing

Truck On Bridge

Alternative truck route

Route alignment planning is taking place with the aim to take trucks traveling through Horsham on the Western Highway, Wimmera Highway and Henty Highway out of Horsham’s Central Activity District.

Second River Crossing

Another traffic bridge across the Wimmera River is one of Council’s key transport priorities, and HRCC committed $100,000 in its 2020-2021 Budget for a route feasibility study. The Commonwealth Government has also contributed $150,000 for Council to work with Regional Roads Victoria to determine if there is a possible location for a truck route and bridge.

Benefit

Safety and amenity benefits within the Horsham urban area for residents and businesses, providing safer access to the retail/entertainment precinct. Freight efficiency for heavy vehicles currently negotiating multiple traffic lights through central Horsham.

Status

Planning

Project Value

$250,000

Council commitment

$100,000

Indicative timeline

Many factors may impact the delivery of this project. This timeline may change during the project.

January-March, 2022

Inform community about the start of the feasibility study.

Commence Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment.

April-June, 2022

Complete Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment.

Commence community consultation (if applicable).

July-September, 2022

Complete community consultation and report back to the community.

October-December, 2022

Complete feasibility study

January-March, 2023

Inform community of study findings