Plenty Road ahead of schedule

A major milestone in the Plenty Road upgrade has been reached weeks early, with traffic now flowing smoothly through the reopened intersection at McDonalds and Gorge roads in South Morang.

Crews worked around the clock to complete three months of work in less than three weeks to widen the intersection and build a new median in preparation for the construction of new lanes.

The McDonalds and Gorge road intersection is one of 12 intersections between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road being upgraded as part of the second stage of the Plenty Road project.

This stage of the upgrade will deliver an extra lane in each direction between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road for more efficient and safer travel. 

The Plenty Road upgrade will boost capacity and reduce travel times, delivering better access to local facilities in Melbourne’s north.

Major upgrades to three congested intersections at Bridge Inn Road, and Francesca and Waterview drives will be well underway in the coming months.

As we work towards building a safer and more reliable road, work will continue on a number of separate sections to keep traffic moving and disruption to a minimum.

The Plenty Road upgrade is due for completion in mid-2021.