Greater Shepparton City Council is undertaking design and upgrade works to Welsford Street to improve traffic flow and safety. Council has now completed Stages 1 to 3 of the six stage upgrade and will soon begin construction on Stage 4.

Stages 1-3 are now complete, and involved upgrading Welsford Street between Knight Street and south of Nixon Street, including the duplication of the road to two lanes in each direction and the signalisation of the intersection of Welsford Street and Nixon Street.

Stage 4 designs have been completed for the upgrade of Welsford Street from north of Fryers Street to north of High Street. Construction will commence by late 2022 and is estimated to take three-to-four months to complete.

Designs for Stages 5 and 6 are currently being investigated and will seek to upgrade Welsford Street from north of High Street to the Wyndham Street (Goulburn Valley Highway) and Sobraon Street intersection. Council will begin pre-draft consultation in mid-2022 with stakeholders and landowners along Welsford Street to inform any designs prepared.

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Council is now seeking pre-draft feedback on the upgrade of Welsford Street (Stages 5 and 6). Use our interactive map or complete a short survey to share your thoughts about the future upgrade of Welsford Street.

Submissions close at midnight on 26 August 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What section of the road is being worked on?

Stage 4 of the project will see the upgrade of Welsford Street from north of Fryers Street to the north of High Street. Construction will begin in late 2022 and is estimated to take three-to-four months to complete. Council will begin investigative works and pre-draft consultation with key stakeholders and landowners/occupiers for Stages 5 and 6 in mid-2022.

Does that mean that other sections will be upgraded in the future?

Yes, Stages 1, 2 and 3 are now complete. Construction for Stage 4 is expected to commence shortly. Stages 5 and 6 will seek to upgrade Welsford Street from the south of Fryers Street to the Wyndham Street (Goulburn Valley Highway) and Sobraon Street intersection.

When will Stage 4 start and how long will it take?

Stage 4 is scheduled to begin construction in late 2022 and is estimated to take three-to-four months to complete.

Will Welsford/Fryers Street be closed to traffic during the upgrade?

North bound traffic can continue using the recently completed north bound lanes of Welsford Street.

South bound traffic will need to detour via Wyndham Street until Stages works are complete.

Why does the road need to be partially closed?

Partial road closure will enable the large machinery undertaking the works to have immediate access to the location, and ensure that the works are undertaken in safe and efficient manner whilst allowing traffic to flow with restrictions.

How will I be able to access my home/business?

Businesses along Welsford Street will have access to their properties during the works; however, there will be some temporary changes to access as works progress. Pedestrian access will be provided during the works; however access will alter as the works progress. A traffic management plan is available above to help you navigate around the works.

What is actually being done to Fryers and Welsford Streets?

The works will include:

  • duplication of right turning lane from Welsford to Fryers Street heading west;
  • modifications to Marungi Street – Fryers Street intersection;
  • pavement upgrade of all approaches to the Welsford Street – Fryers Street intersection; and
  • upgrade to traffic signals.

The works are designed to improve the standard of and traffic flow along Welsford Street, and will result in better traffic movement.

Who will be undertaking the works?

Council will advertise tenders in July 2022 and will update this section once the contract is awarded.

Will any of my services, such as power, water and/or waste collection be disrupted?

There will be planned disruptions to services and relevant service authorities will provide this information to affected residents/businesses closer to the upgrade. Waste collection will continue to be picked up regularly, however, collection locations may be altered for some residents/businesses. Those affected will be notified accordingly.

How can I keep up to date with the project progress?

Council has created this webpage to provide project updates. You can also sign-up for email updates by “subscribing to updates” on the right-hand side of this page. Updates will also be available on Council’s Facebook page.

Road Closures

Council will provide this information closer to the upgrade date.

For more information

For further information please contact:

Stage 4

Saleem Shaikh
Project Manager
Greater Shepparton City Council
Phone: (03) 5832 9700

Stages 5 and 6

Alex Smith
Senior Strategic Planner
Greater Shepparton City Council
Phone: (03) 5832 9700

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