Porter Street blitz complete
Porter Street in Templestowe re-opened to traffic 36 hours ahead of schedule following a 33-day blitz that saw vital works completed to relocate services and drainage.
Crews worked around the clock to dig massive trenches across Porter Street to relocate a set of 52 Telstra communications infrastructure and cover up the trenches so the road could open to motorists.
The blitz, which saw 20,000 work hours completed, means crews are one step closer to safely building the new intersection as a part of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade and will be able to move to the next phase of works to convert the roundabout to an intersection with traffic lights.
The Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade will improve safety and efficiency for motorists and pedestrians in Melbourne’s north, by adding traffic lights to intersections, and walking and cycling connections to the local area.
The upgrade will be crucial for the 60,000 people who drive through the area daily.
The Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade forms part of Victoria’s record multi-billion suburban road investment and is expected to be completed in 2023.
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