Upgrading roads for Melbourne's west
The Victorian Government is investing $41 million to deliver road projects across Melbourne’s west to improve traffic flow and cater to the rapidly growing community.
As part of the $125.7 million Metropolitan Road Upgrades Program as announced in the 2022/23 Victorian Budget, a number of critical roads in Melbourne’s west will be upgraded.
This includes $18.6 million to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes and delays, with new traffic lights at the intersection of Derrimut Road at Hopkins Road and Boundary Road in Tarneit.
Servicing several surrounding suburbs, Derrimut Road connects locals to schools, shops, and Tarneit Station. With a significant number of industrial sites nearby it is also a major freight route, and a primary arterial for motorists accessing the Princes Highway.
It’s a further boost for motorists who are already benefitting from the duplication of Derrimut Road between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road, with the project adding a lane in each direction and upgrading nine intersections as part of the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade.
Along the Melton Highway, $14.9 million will deliver road duplication works between Crown Drive and The Regency intersection in Plumpton, benefitting all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.
This builds on $36.9 million in the November 2020 budget for upgrades to intersections at Melton Highway and Leakes Road in Plumpton, High Street and Coburns Road in Melton, and Norton Drive and High Street in Melton.
In Sunshine North, existing traffic lights will be upgraded at the intersection of McIntyre Road and Phoenix Street to enhance visibility, especially for emergency services accessing nearby Sunshine Fire Station.
The Metropolitan Roads Upgrades Program is delivering high priority road projects across Melbourne to build a safe, resilient, and sustainable network and meet demand.