The Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass in New South Wales is moving ahead with the Australian and state government announcing the successful tenderer to carry out planning work.
Work is starting on a $3 million upgrade of 30 kilometres of the Oodnadatta Track and 25 kilometres of Kempe Road in rural South Australia.
A $20 million upgrade of the Victoria's Western Highway between Stawell and the South Australian border will provide truck drivers and other road users with a safer and more reliable journey on the highway, according to the Victorian Government.
Barnaby Joyce will take over the Federal Infrastructure and Transport portfolio from Darren Chester, following a cabinet reshuffle.
Priority works under the Barton Highway Improvement Strategy program have begun in New South Wales as part of a $100 million package.