We're upgrading 8 main roads in Melbourne's west as well as improving and maintaining more than 260km of road from Footscray to Werribee.
At the beginning of this year, we concentrated on resurfacing sections of roads in the inner west including, Little Boundary Road, Brooklyn, Fairbairn Road, Sunshine West, Paramount Road/ Ashley Street, West Footscray. From mid-2019, we started to resurface roads in the outer west including:
- Dohertys Road, Truganina
- Point Cook Road, Point Cook
- Heaths Road, Werribee
- Fitzgerald and Boundary Roads, Laverton North
- Maidstone Street, Altona
- Princes Highway, Werribee.
We’ve also rehabilitated a section of Duncans Road, Werribee South. In 2020, we'll begin to rehabilitate sections of Ballan Road.
This summer, we’ll start resurfacing sections of Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale, Mt Derrimut Road, Derrimut and Sayers Road, Truganina.
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Road resurfacing and repair
Between 2018 to 2021 we'll resurface and repair sections of 37 key roads in Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Brimbank and Maribyrnong municipalities. Resurfacing works will level and smooth surfaces that are currently in need of repair.
The works include:
- Milling - taking up the old road surface
- Strengthening - sometimes extra work is done beneath the road surface to make sure it is strong enough
- Paving - the final layer of asphalt
- Line marking - painting the correct lines on the road surface
- Sometimes we also need to repair the kerbs on the side of roads.
The 37 roads were chosen based on their current condition.
Most works will happen overnight between 8pm and 6am. We'll also reduce our impacts by avoiding other major works and events in the area.
Sometimes we need to do more work to ensure the foundations of the road are strong. We call this rehabilitation. When we rehabilitate the roads, we need to work during the day. We’ll let you know in advance when these works will happen.
The 37 roads that will be rehabilitated between Footscray and Werribee are:
- Anderson Road
- Ballan Road
- Ballarat Road
- Blackshaws Road
- Bolton Road
- Boundary Road
- Central Avenue
- Churchill Avenue
- Civic Parade
- Derrimut Road
- Dohertys Road
- Douglas Parade
- Duncans Road
- Fairbairn Road
- Fitzgerald Road
- Footscray Road
- Geelong Road (Princes Highway West)
- Gordon Street
- Heaths Road
- Hyde Street
- Kororoit Creek Road
- Little Boundary Road
- Maidstone Street
- Market Road
- McDonald Road
- Melbourne Road (Williamstown Road)
- Moore Street
- Mt Derrimut Road
- North Road
- Old Geelong Road (Laverton and Hoppers Crossing)
- Paramount Road (Ashley Street)
- Point Cook Road
- Princes Hwy (Werribee)
- Queen Street
- Sayers Road
- Somerville Road
- Sunshine Road
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