A project connecting Findon Road to Plenty Road is underway to help ease congestion and get you to where you need to be sooner.
The City of Whittlesea is creating an important east-west link connection that will provide residents with more convenient connections to work, education, shopping, public transport and recreation facilities.
Running from Williamsons Road to Danaher Drive, the extension represents the largest road project the City of Whittlesea has undertaken for some time. The connection from Danaher Drive to Plenty Road is under construction by a local developer.
The extension will result in a more even distribution of traffic across the local road network, particularly relieving congestion on McDonalds Road and around the Mill Park Lakes residential area.
Construction of the Williamsons Road to Danaher Drive section will include:
Q) What is the Findon Road extension?
A) The Findon Road extension is a project connecting Findon Road to Plenty Road. The City of Whittlesea is responsible for building a 650-metre section of new road from Williamsons Road to Danaher Drive, while a private developer is responsible for the remaining section from Danaher Drive to Plenty Road.
Q) What benefits will come from the extension?
A) The Findon Road extension will provide residents with an important new east-west link between the Hume Freeway in Epping and Plenty Road in South Morang that will ease congestion and shorten commute times. The extension will provide residents with easier access to work, education, shopping, public transport and recreation facilities.
Q) What else is involved in the extension?
A) Apart from the new road, the project also includes construction of associated infrastructure such as walking and cycling paths, street lighting, drainage, traffic lights, landscaping, signage and new bridges.
Q) Why is the extension important?
A) The City of Whittlesea’s population is rapidly growing, putting pressure on the region’s road network. The Findon Road extension completes a major missing link in the road network by providing direct access to the M80 freeway from Plenty Road, and will help alleviate traffic congestion on other local roads.
Q) When will the extension be open to traffic?
A) The Findon Road extension is a complex project in which the Council, Victorian government and a private developer all have important roles in ensuring the upgrade is delivered to the highest standard. Once all three parties have completed these requirements the road will be opened to traffic. Further updates will be provided in the months ahead.