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Improving safety at Manor House Drive

Improving safety at Manor House Drive

Friday, July 24, 2020

The installation of traffic lights will be fast-tracked at the intersection of Manor House Drive and O’Herns Road in Epping to improve road safety.

Council will contribute funds towards the construction of the traffic lights, and work with the developer of the nearby industrial sub-division to have them in place within a year.

Chair, Panel of Administrators, Ms Lydia Wilson said traffic lights were due to be installed by the developer in 2022, however the busy intersection had become a hotspot for traffic accidents.

“Our community’s safety is our number one concern and after a number of accidents at this intersection recently, it is important that lights are put in place as soon as possible,” Ms Wilson said.

In the meantime, construction will soon commence on a temporary round-about to reduce traffic speed and improve traffic flow to reduce the risk of further accidents occurring. Construction is expected to be completed by the start of September.

The upgraded intersection will complement the future O’Herns Road interchange to the Hume Freeway currently underway by the State Government, which was a major advocacy priority for Council to improve access in and around the City of Whittlesea.

For more information about this development, and other major projects in the City of Whittlesea, visit