Highway reopens to traffic

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The Princes Freeway has re-opened to traffic heading in both directions following its closure due to the Bunyip fires.

However, 40kmh speed restrictions are currently in place between Tynong Road and Tonimbuk Road to protect stock and allow emergency services vehicles to travel safely along both carriageways.

Traffic management measures are also in place at the following intersections heading north:

– Bessie Creek Rd;

– Snell Rd;

– Fogarty Rd ;

– Tynong North Rd;

– Princes Hwy Service Rd (access to Brew Rd and Gumbuya World);

– Princes Hwy Service Rd (second access point);

– Garfield North Rd;

– Martin Rd;

– Old Princes Hwy;

– Tonimbuk Rd;

– Wimpole Rd;

– Sand Rd interchange (off ramp);

– Drouin exit interchange/Princes Way (off ramp).

VicRoads continues to work with and support our partners in the emergency services. Its highest priority is keeping the community safe, while making sure all road users can get where they need to go.

While on the road, motorists should stay vigilant for emergency services vehicles. If smoke is limiting visibility, slow down and use headlights.

Current road closures are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au

VicRoads is supporting the emergency services with planning closures and detours, and providing traffic management. VicRoads signal engineers and Traffic Management Centre Officers are working to adjust signals and monitor detour routes.

For the latest traffic information around the state visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or download the VicTraffic app via the app store.

If you see any hazards on our roads, please report them to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70, open 24/7. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.

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