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

Early works starting March 2021

Since October 2020, we’ve been locating underground utility services and assessing ground and road conditions to determine the final project design.  Site investigations will continue in early 2021.

You’ll start seeing some construction activity from March 2021 when crews will be relocating utilities services including water, gas, telecommunications and electricity lines.

Major works are expected to start in May 2021. We’ll start work at the Thomas Mitchell Drive intersection.

The Hallam North Road/Heatherton Road roundabout will be upgraded to traffic lights at a later stage of the project, closer to mid-2022, with the project due to be completed in February 2023.

This upgrade is being delivered by local construction company, Symal Infrastructure.

What can you expect?

When works begin we will need to install barriers, close lanes and reduce speed limits to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Minor traffic delays should be expected. For major works we may need to close a section of road.  In these cases please plan ahead, add extra time to your journey, and take extra care around road works.

You can find out more about planned works at Victoria's Big Build.

We’ll coordinate with our other projects such as the nearby Monash Freeway Upgrade and Narre Warren North Road Upgrade as well as council works to minimise disruptions.

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

Working hours

Most works will happen from Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm, and on Saturdays between 7am and 1pm. Sometimes we may need to work at night or on weekends, when there’s less traffic on the roads. If nightworks are required, we’ll provide advance notice to residents and businesses who may be affected.

Noise

Noise from construction will vary depending on the type of activity being undertaken. If you’re close to our works, you may notice increased noise levels at times.

Some of the main sources of noise during construction include excavators and graders, piling rigs, generators, power tools, site workers and trucks delivering and transferring materials to and from our construction sites.

We’ll make every effort to minimise any impacts on local residents and businesses during these works by:

  • scheduling noisy activities in day-time construction hours
  • providing local residents and businesses with advance notice about any out-of-hours works
  • fitting machinery with engine noise reduction equipment
  • monitoring noise in areas adjacent to residential and commercial properties.

Access

We’ll endeavour to maintain access to homes and businesses at all times.  If access needs to be restricted we’ll notify residents and businesses regarding any future impacts.

Access changes

This upgrade includes changing access to some local side streets and driveways.

The changes will provide better 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.

Safety

Work will be conducted safely and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. For more information please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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