We’re upgrading Plenty Road between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road to help you get home safer and sooner.
Stage 1 complete
Major road work is now complete on the first stage of the Plenty Road Upgrade.
All lanes are now open on Stage 1 of the Plenty Road Upgrade between McKimmies Road and Bush Boulevard. These new lanes are improving traffic flow for the 52,000 drivers travelling on this section of road every day.
Widening this key arterial route from 4 to 6 lanes will help you get home sooner and safer.
We’ve also upgraded intersections and turned on new traffic and pedestrian signals at Rivergum and Mayfield Drives, making it safer for all road users.
Stage 2 major works
Stage 2 of the Plenty Road Upgrade between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road will be delivered by our construction partner Decmil, who also completed Stage 1.
This upgrade is a vital next step for this important road corridor. When completed it will make the journey from Mernda to Mill Park safer and quicker for the 35,000 people who rely on it every day.
The next stage of the project includes:
- adding a lane in each direction between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road
- upgrading cycling and walking paths
- upgrading 12 intersections including Bridge Inn Road, Waterview Drive and Francesca Drive.
Early works are progressing and we're on track to start major work from mid-September, weather permitting.
Currently, we're installing road barriers in the centre median, putting up temporary signage and establishing our site office on McDonalds Road in Epping.
Walking and cycling
We recently opened a shared walking and cycling path from McKimmies Road to Bush Boulevard, giving both cyclists and pedestrians the opportunity to travel on a dedicated wider path, away from road traffic.
For cyclists who like to ride at a faster pace, we’ve also built an on-road cycling lane in each direction. The shared path and on-road cycling lanes will be extended to Bridge Inn Road as part of the second stage of the Plenty Road Upgrade.
Leaving a green print
We’ve completed landscaping on the first stage of the project with Spotted Gums, English Oak, English Elm, Yellow Box and Flax Lilies among the 19,000 new trees, plants and groundcover planted.
These plantings tie in with the character of Plenty Road and existing reserves, featuring a well-blended mix of native and non-indigenous plants.
Local businesses open
Businesses on Plenty Road will remain open during our works and we're committed to supporting these local traders. We encourage you to shop local to help your community and economy thrive.
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