We’re upgrading Plenty Road between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road to help you get home safer and sooner.
We've started opening new lanes on Plenty Road as the project nears completion. Between now and August we'll continue opening more lanes to increase capacity and relieve congestion.
While major works will be complete in mid-2021, we'll continue to undertake finishing works along Plenty Road and around key intersections between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road until later this year.
These finishing works will include any remaining service relocations, some pavement and drainage works, barrier installation, lighting and landscaping.
Since our last update, we’ve:
- opened 3 northbound lanes between Shell Coles Express South Morang and McArthurs Road
- opened 3 southbound lanes between The Lakes Boulevard and 7-Eleven South Morang
- opened additional lanes in both directions between Waterview Drive and Lombardy Drive
- upgraded and reopened the Riverdale Boulevard intersection with a new left turn slip lane
- relocated a gas main between Hawkstowe Parade and The Lakes Boulevard
- built a shared walking and cycling path between Stagecoach Boulevard and Gordons Road
- started landscaping preparation works on the median and embankments between McDonalds Road and Riverdale Boulevard.
What we’re doing in July:
Between Bush Boulevard and The Lakes Boulevard we’ll:
- continue relocating gas and water services at McDonalds Road and Gorge Road
- undertake finishing works on the Stagecoach Boulevard intersection, including kerb and channelling, asphalting and line marking
- undertake finishing works at Gordons Road west, including service relocations, installing traffic lights and building the left turn slip lane
- begin landscaping between Bush Boulevard and The Lakes Boulevard
- build a shared user path between Old Plenty Road and Stagecoach Boulevard.
Between The Lakes Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road we’ll:
- undertake finishing works at the Francesca Drive intersection, including service relocation, drainage, asphalting, line marking and installing traffic lights
- start building the new lanes, kerbs and asphalt and install traffic signals and lighting at the Bridge Inn Road intersection
- begin landscaping near McArthurs Road and Riverdale Boulevard.
Most of our works will take place between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm, Saturdays. The timing of these works may change depending on weather and ground conditions.
To complete works quickly and reduce impact to traffic, we’re also undertaking works at night. When night works need to happen, we’ll let you know in advance.
What to expect
We’ll open more lanes throughout July and all lanes by the end of August, when major works will be complete. We’ll continue to undertake finishing works along Plenty Road and around key intersections until later this year.
There will be some changes to the way you move through the area so that we can keep traffic moving safely while we work. There will also be detours, lane closures and speed reductions in place so we can safely complete our activities. For more information on upcoming traffic changes and disruptions, visit Victoria's Big Build.
|Gordons Road and Plenty Road intersection||5 July for up to 3 months|
|Stagecoach Boulevard and Plenty Road intersection||12 July to mid August|
|Francesca Drive and Plenty Road intersection||14 July to mid August.|
|Bridge Inn Road and Plenty Road intersection||23 July until late August|
|McDonalds Road (near Plenty Road)||Ongoing|
Plenty Road, between 7Eleven and Gorge Road
|Riverdale Boulevard and Plenty Road intersection||Ongoing|
Bridge Inn Road intersection upgrade
From 23 July until late August we’ll be working day and night to finish upgrading the Bridge Inn Road intersection.
Bridge Inn Road west closure
From Friday 23 July, we’ll close the western side of the Bridge Inn Road intersection so we can safely build the new lanes, kerbs and asphalt and install traffic signals and lighting.
Drivers wanting to access Bridge Inn Road west can follow the signed detours via Waterview Drive and Cravens Road or Mernda Village Drive and Galloway Drive.
There won’t be any changes for traffic travelling north and south through the intersection. Right turns from Plenty Road onto Bridge Inn Road east will be permitted with temporary traffic signals.
Refer to the map below for more information.
Bridge Inn Road east partial closure
Once we complete the western side of the intersection, we’ll reopen the lanes and partially close Bridge Inn Road east until late August so we can safely finish the remaining works.
While the eastern side is partially closed, there will be no change for traffic travelling north and south on Plenty Road. Drivers wanting to access Bridge Inn Road east can follow the signed detour via Plenty Road, Hazel Glen Drive and Schotters Road.
There will be left in, left out and right turn out movements available at Bridge Inn Road west. These movements will be permitted with temporary traffic signals.
Left turns from Bridge Inn Road east onto Plenty Road will be permitted via the new slip lane.
Refer to the map below for more information..
Temporary bus stop and pedestrian changes
We’ll need to temporarily close some bus stops in the area so we can safely complete these works. There will be signage in place to guide you to the nearest available bus stop.
Please refer to map below for more information.
Gordons Road closure
On 5th July, we closed Gordons Road at Plenty Road for up to 3 months to undertake the finishing works, including relocating a gas and water main, installing traffic lights and building a new left turn slip lane.
There is a detour in place via The Lakes Boulevard (please refer to the map below for more information). Please observe the signs for detour information and speed reductions.
Gordons Road closed at Plenty Road detour map. View a larger version of the map (PDF, 125.1 KB).
Stagecoach Boulevard intersection upgrade
From 12 July until mid-August (weather permitting), we’ll upgrade the Stagecoach Boulevard intersection.
The works to upgrade the intersection will involve:
- Installing temporary traffic barriers
- Digging and removing soil
- Concrete kerb and channelling works
- Asphalting and line marking.
Stagecoach Boulevard temporary access changes (mid-July to mid August)
From 12 July until mid August (weather permitting), there will be access changes to the Stagecoach Boulevard intersection.
- The exit from Stagecoach Boulevard onto Plenty Road will be closed.
- Entry into Stagecoach Boulevard from Plenty Road will remain open.
There will be a detour in place via Detour via Bellevue Boulevard and the Old Plenty Road U-turn (please refer to the map below for more information). Please observe the signs for detour information and speed reductions.
Stagecoach Boulevard temporary closure (26 July to early August)
From 26 July to early August (weather permitting), there will be a full closure of the Stagecoach Boulevard intersection at Plenty Road.
There will be a detour in place via Bellevue Boulevard and the Old Plenty Road U-turn (please refer to below map for more information).
Riverdale Boulevard intersection upgrade
The right turn lane onto Plenty Road is temporarily closed while we relocate critical underground services and build a culvert under Plenty Road.
There is a detour via Hawkstowe Parade U-turn during this time.
All other movements at the intersection are available, including the new left turn slip lane onto Plenty Road from Riverdale Boulevard, and the right turn entry onto Riverdale Boulevard from Plenty Road.
Francesca Drive temporary intersection closure
In late 2020 we completed the first stage of the Francesca Drive intersection upgrade, which involved removing the roundabout and relocating some underground services.
From 14 July Francesca Drive will be closed at Plenty Road for up to one month while we finish upgrading the intersection. A detour will be available via Pomaderris Drive and Campania Lane. We’ll reopen the intersection with a left in, left out at Plenty Road while we finish connecting traffic lights.
Finishing works include service relocations, drainage works, asphalting, line marking and installing street lighting and traffic signals.
Temporary bus stop closures and pedestrian changes
We’re building a new slip lane from McDonalds Road onto Plenty Road and relocating water services under McDonalds and Plenty roads.
We’ve temporarily closed the eastbound bus stops on McDonalds Road at Danaher Drive and HomeCo while we complete these works. There is signage in place to guide you to alternative bus stops. You can also refer to the map below.
Bus route 382 (Whittlesea)
- Use the McDonalds Road/Plenty Road northbound bus stop located 150m north on Plenty Road, near HomeCo.
Bus route 901 (Frankston)
- Use the Briar Court/Gorge Road eastbound bus stop bus stop located 300m east on Gorge Road, near Briar Court.
McDonalds Road map View a larger version of the map (PDF, 201.3 KB).
Francesca Drive closure
Changes to bus services for bus routes 382 and 387 and pedestrian access will remain in place during the Francesca Drive closure. Please refer to below map for more information.
There are changes to pedestrian paths and crossings at the intersection of Plenty Road and McDonalds Road. We’ll ensure that we keep one crossing open in each direction at all times. Please follow the signage in place to guide you to the nearest pedestrian crossing.
Gorge Road to Old Plenty Road
There are temporary traffic and pedestrian access changes at Gorge Road and Plenty Road in place so we can safely relocate a gas main under Plenty Road. See pedestrian detour map below.
The Parkway/Riverdale Boulevard southbound bus stop and the Marseilles Place/Riverdale Boulevard northbound bus stop are temporarily closed. There is signage in place to guide you to the nearest bus stop.
You may notice some noise, dust, vibration and lighting while we work. We’ll do our best to keep these impacts to a minimum and monitor our activities so we can manage impacts and adjust our work as required.
Access to homes and businesses
We’ll maintain access to homes and businesses at all times.
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If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about these works or how they may affect you, you can call us on 1800 105 105 and select option 5.
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