ACCESS to the Hume Freeway in Wodonga will change dramatically next month.
The completion of the Bandiana Link’s northern end will result in motorists travelling from east of Wodonga being able to reach the southbound lanes of the Hume Freeway without travelling through the centre of Wodonga.
The removal of the railway has allowed VicRoads to complete the link, with mid-August the expected completion date.
VicRoads North Eastern regional director Graeme Freestone said the project involved the ramp nearest to High Street being removed with two lanes of traffic travelling east and west towards an existing roundabout which has limited traffic to Albury previously.
“After completion of the roadworks drivers will be able to access the Lincoln Causeway from the Murray Valley Highway via the Bandiana Link Road, through the roundabout and via the new stretch of road,” Mr Freestone said.
“At the intersection of High Street-Lincoln Causeway drivers then can turn right onto the Lincoln Causeway or left into High Street.
“The current Hume Freeway on-ramp from the High Street-Lincoln Causeway intersection will become obsolete.
“This ramp was designed and constructed as a temporary on-ramp to enable drivers to access the Hume Freeway northbound until the railway line was decommissioned and removed.
“Drivers coming from High Street-Lincoln Causeway will need to enter the Hume Freeway via the new section of the Bandiana Link Road, through the existing roundabout and use the existing on-ramp further north towards Albury.”
The work comes more than 4? years after the Bandiana Link was opened as part of the Hume Freeway duplication through Albury.