Better roads and less congestion is on the cards for residents in the City of Whittlesea with much needed major road projects announced in the 2018/19 State Budget.
The City of Whittlesea has applauded the announcement of a $2.2 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade package in the 2018/19 State Budget with Mayor Kris Pavlidis declaring it a road party for the growing municipality.
“I'm very excited to welcome this long awaited news for our residents and families from the State Government," Cr Pavlidis said.
"Our residents have been crying out for better roads and the State Government has delivered.
“Congestion has been an ongoing problem for our booming municipality and the duplication of major roads will mean our residents can spend less time in traffic and more time with their families.
“We thank the State Government and our local members of parliament for listening and investing in the City of Whittlesea.
“We look forward to working with the State Government to deliver these projects in a timely manner.”
Bridge Inn Road will be widened from two lanes to four between Plenty Road and Yan Yean Road, Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road upgrade includes the duplication between Bridge Inn Road and Kurrak Road.
Childs Road will be duplicated between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue, including a new bridge over Darebin Creek and traffic lights replacing the roundabout at the Bowman Drive intersection.
Epping Road will be duplicated between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue including traffic lights at intersections including Craigieburn Road East and Harvest Home Road.
The Suburban Roads Upgrade also includes new shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians.