We’re adding an extra lane between Heatherton Road and James Cook Drive, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths.

Frequently asked questions

Can the road remain open while the work is completed?

By working in the road reserve we can keep Hallam North Road and Heatherton Road open for the majority of the construction period.

There may be times when we are unable to avoid temporarily closing a section of road to complete works or so we can finish the works sooner and avoid prolonged disruptions to local schools, residents and businesses in the area.

I live nearby. What can I expect?

During major construction, we’ll use trucks, excavators and other machinery to complete the works. You may experience some noise and vibration and be able to see machinery from time to time.

We’ll do our best to minimise our construction impacts and will continue to monitor noise and vibration levels during the works.

Why restrict right-hand turn access?

  • Safety – we restrict right-hand turn access in order to keep the road as safe as possible and avoid cars crossing multiple lanes of traffic. ‘Left-in’ and ‘left-out only’ is safer. Reducing the number of right-hand turns across multiple lanes of traffic also reduces the chance of side impact collisions (often called ‘T-bones’).
  • Improved traffic flow – when we control the places where cars can turn right, we reduce congestion by minimising the ‘queues’ that may form behind them. This improves traffic flow and helps minimise congestion.

Will there be night work?

We’ll mostly work during the day but there may be some periods of 24/7 works so we can finish the works sooner and avoid prolonged disruptions to local schools, residents and businesses in the area.

When we need to work at night, we’ll notify affected residents and businesses well in advance so you can plan alternative arrangements if required.

What is the detour route?

There is no requirement to detour traffic during normal works.  If road closures are required, information and detour maps will be displayed at Victoria's Big Build website.

How will public transport be affected?

There may be temporary changes to the route 863 bus stop at Thomas Mitchell Drive. We’ll work with PTV to ensure any changes are advised in advance.

Can I still access businesses in the area?

Shops and businesses will be open while we work, and we’ll maintain access to properties via existing driveways and access roads.

Can pedestrians and cyclists move through the area?

There will be road signs in place and traffic controllers to safely guide pedestrians and cyclists around the work area.

Will trees be removed as part of the project?

We will retain as many existing trees and vegetation along Hallam North and Heatherton roads as possible. While removal of some trees and vegetation will be unavoidable, we will offset these impacts by planting more trees along the alignment

An Urban Design Strategy is being developed to ensure landscaping on completion aligns with the surrounding environment and local aesthetics.

More information

If you have any questions about our works, please call 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au

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