We’re adding an extra lane on Childs Road between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue, replacing the roundabout at Bowman Drive to traffic lights and building a new bridge over Darebin Creek.
As part of the Childs Road Upgrade, we may need to temporarily or permanently change how you access your local area.
Where possible, we’ll maintain access to homes and businesses and provide advance notice to residents about any short-term impacts.
Detours, signage and traffic controllers will be in place to ensure all road users and pedestrians are able to safely navigate around our work areas.
Temporary Access Change
Hawkes Drive access has now changed until late June while we remove the roundabout at Bowman Drive.
Between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, we’ll reduce Childs Road to one lane so you’ll need to follow on road signage and turn right into Hawkes Drive before the roundabout.
To turn right from Hawkes Drive onto Childs Road at all times from 14 April, you’ll need to turn left onto Childs Road and make a U-turn at Mindoro Crescent.
Permanent Access Change
Later in the project, we’ll permanently change Hawkes Drive access to left in and left out only.
Under the new design, permanent changes will be in place to provide safer turning options at nearby intersections.
To enter Hawkes Drive when travelling from Dalton Road, continue straight along Childs Road and make a U-turn at the new Bowman Drive traffic lights.
To travel from Hawkes Drive towards Plenty Road, turn left onto Childs Road and make a U-turn at the new U-turn lane before Lalor North College.
Temporary access change
From 4 May to late June 2021, we’ll change how you access Beaumont Crescent while we remove traffic islands on Childs Road.
While we work from 9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday you’ll need to follow on road signage and turn right into Mindoro Crescent to access Beaumont Crescent.
To turn right from Beaumont Crescent onto Childs Road during this time, you’ll need to turn left onto Childs Road and make a U-turn at Mindoro Crescent.
Permanent access change
Later in the project, we’ll permanently remove the right turn out of Beaumont Crescent.
To turn right from Beaumont Crescent, turn left on Childs Road and make a U-turn at the new U-turn bay before Mindoro Crescent.
The upgrade also includes permanently banning the right turn out of Mindoro Crescent.
To turn right from Mindoro Crescent, turn left on Childs Road and make a U-turn at the Dalton Road intersection.
The right turn in to Mindoro Crescent from Childs Road will remain.
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