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.

Early works starting Jan 2021

Since October 2020, we’ve undertaken early site investigations for the Childs Road Upgrade. This included digging and surveying to locate underground utility services.

In January 2021 early works will start on the project. You may notice some larger machinery on site, while we continue utility investigations and soil testing.

Major works are expected to start by mid-2021. We’ll start work at the Bowman Drive roundabout and convert it to a temporary intersection with traffic lights. This will allow traffic to keep flowing while we add the new lanes.

The Bowman Drive roundabout will be permanently upgraded to traffic lights at a later stage of the project, closer to mid-2022.

The upgrade is being delivered by local construction company, Ace Infrastructure.

What can you expect?

Given the number of transport projects underway across the northern suburbs, we’ll coordinate with other projects to minimise disruptions.

We’ll plan ahead and keep you informed of our works through regular emails, project updates, electronic message boards, information sessions and our 24-hour contact line.

Access

Homes and businesses

We’ll endeavour to maintain access to homes and businesses along Childs Road at all times but will ensure notification is provided to residents regarding any future impacts.

Lalor North Secondary College

Most of our works will take place between 9.30am to 3pm to avoid impacting the busy school drop-off and pick-up times.

Access changes

The upgrade to Childs Road includes changing access to some local side streets including Hawkes Drive, Beaumont Crescent and Mindoro Crescent.

The changes will provide better east-west connectivity and improve traffic flow and safety for all road users by reducing the likelihood and severity of crashes. Under the new design, permanent changes will be in place to provide safe turning options at nearby intersections.

We’ll provide residents with as much notice as possible about when the permanent changes will come into effect.

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