THE will of the Victorian government to work quickly to install a Hume Freeway flyover west of Wodonga has been questioned.
The member for Benambra Bill Tilley has raised concerns after receiving a letter from the state's Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan.
Mr Tilley had written to Ms Allan for a progress report after Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged $64 million to the overpass at McKoy Street during this year's federal election campaign.
Ms Allan replied to Mr Tilley that Victoria had spoken to the Commonwealth about the project.
"My department is now seeking the release of Commonwealth funds necessary to undertake development work to determine the precise scope, cost and network impact of the project," Ms Allan wrote.
She then added the work would need to be meshed with the state's Hume Freeway "Access Improvement Planning Study" for an "ultimate design solution for the McKoy Street and Old Barnawartha Road intersection".
"Appropriate project planning and development will be an important first step in this process," Ms Allan concluded her letter.
Mr Tilley said work had already been done around planning for the intersection and he suggested the Victorian government was "fluffing around".
"It's a political blame game, rather than having the political will to properly fix the problem we have here."
Mr Tilley's fears about the Victorian government prevaricating seemed to be reflected in the response of Ms Allan's office to Border Mail questions on Friday.
Asked about Mr Tilley's concerns, there was no direct reply and Ms Allan could not say if a sod would be turned on the flyover in 2020.
Instead a one-sentence comment was provided by a government spokesman.
"We understand the community's desire for a different option at the McKoy Street intersection and we're working through all of the Commonwealth government's election commitments," he said.