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Works start on Craigieburn Road, traffic delay warnings in place

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One lane in each direction of the Hume Highway near the Craigieburn Road intersection will be closed at times from now until late February as part of a major upgrade.

As part of the works, the lanes will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm as well as overnight at times until late February.

One lane heading north along Bridgewater Road will also be closed between 9am and 3.30pm this week to locate and protect underground utility services.

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Craigieburn Road, between the Hume Highway and Mickleham Road, will have extra lanes added in each direction, replacing the roundabouts with traffic lights at Mickleham Road, Waterview Boulevard and Hardy Avenue.

New traffic lights will also be installed at Balyang Way, Dorchester Street and Cimberwood Drive, with an upgrade to the intersections at Vantage Boulevard, Aitken Boulevard, Lygon Drive, Bridgewater Road and Hanson Road.

As part of the project, the pedestrian crossing traffic lights near Benston Street will be upgraded, a new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights will be installed near the Craigieburn Sports Stadium and D.S. Aitken Reserve, bus priority lanes added, walking and cycling paths installed, and safety barriers along sections of the road.

The works aim to improve traffic flow and travel times, and provide better access to the Hume Highway and northern activity centres.

It is also hoped it will belp improve bus service reliability along Craigieburn Road; support better connections for the community and businesses in Craigieburn; improve access to Craigieburn train station; and make it easier and safer for people to walk or cycle around the area.

Residents and travellers have been warned to expect low to medium levels of noise and vibration at times.

Workers maya also reduce speeds, close lanes or stop traffic for short periods.

For more information on the Craigieburn Road upgrade, visit .

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