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Plenty Road-Everton Drive intersection

The City of Whittlesea is extending Everton Drive to create a new intersection at Plenty Road. The intersection will not only help to ease congestion around Mernda, but provide access to the future regional sports precinct.

Background 

The first stage of the regional sports precinct development involves the extension of Everton Drive about 100 metres east to connect to Plenty Road, creating a new intersection. 

The intersection, to be controlled by traffic lights, will help to improve traffic flow around Mernda and provide access via Everton Drive to the future regional sports precinct. 

The extension was identified in both the Mernda Strategy Plan (2004) and Everton Gardens Development Plan as necessary to manage traffic as Mernda grows. 

Timelines 

The contract for construction of the intersection was awarded at the Council Meeting on 19 December 2023. 

It is anticipated that work will commence on the Plenty Road-Everton Drive intersection in early February 2024. 

Regional sports precinct 

The new Plenty Road-Everton Drive intersection is the first stage of the regional sports precinct development. 

The City of Whittlesea is committed to providing the sport and recreation facilities its growing population needs to live healthy and active lives. 

Council has appointed COX Architecture to design and construct the courts component of the regional sports precinct. 

The final number and types of courts (for example, indoor or outdoor) at the precinct will be dependent on the level of funding available. 

The courts will be made available to local sporting organisations, primary and high schools and community members. 

For more information about the regional sports precinct, go to https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/regionalsportsprecinct 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How will the roadworks affect me? 

The roadworks will affect a section of Plenty Road, in both directions, about 100 metres north of Bridge Inn Road through to Station Road. 

Plenty Road will remain open for the duration of the works, however, motorists can expect changed traffic conditions, including a reduction in the speed limit, to keep workers and road users safe. 

The works will generate noise and dust, with the contractor required to engage in mitigation measures, which will be detailed in its traffic management plan. 

Residents in Everton Drive and surrounding streets will continue to have full access to their properties for the duration of the works, as will property owners in Station Road. 

More information will be communicated to residents once the contractor completes a traffic management plan. 

What other roadworks are planned in the area? 

After the Plenty Road-Everton Drive intersection is complete, a roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Everton Drive and Sissinghurst Parade. 

The roundabout, which will be the subject of a separate tender process, will provide vehicles with access to the regional sports precinct.