THE Wandong interchange has been axed from the Kilmore Wallan bypass project.
In an announcement over the weekend the Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan advised that stage two of the proposed bypass will not proceed. Stage two incorporates the contentious Wandong interchange.
The Save Wandong Action Group (SWAG) has welcomed the announcement with group spokesperson Alicia Poperechny describing it as ‘great news for the Wandong community.’
Mr Donnellan acknowledged the significant population growth in the Mitchell Shire and added that his government was developing businesses cases to re-route heavy vehicles from Sydney Street Kilmore, introducing southern ramps at the Watson Street interchange in Wallan and duplication of the Northern Highway between the Hume Freeway and Watson Street, Wallan.