Traffic lights works kick off at Epping intersection

Traffic light works have commenced at the intersection of Edgars Road and Rockfield Street in Epping. The lights will improve road safety and complement the extension of Edgars Road, between O’Herns Road and Rockfield Street.

The construction will be staged to aim for only minimal disruption, but there will be traffic management and detours in place throughout the works.

The lights are expected to be switched on by late May. 

Road upgrade drives safer commutes

The City of Whittlesea’s $2.2 million upgrade of Arthurs Creek Road, in Yan Yean, has been completed, allowing a smoother and more reliable commute.

Arthurs Creek Road, between Plenty Road and Recreation Road, includes new asphalt, easy-to-see line markings, and updated guard rails.

The drainage along Arthurs Creek Road has also been upgraded, ensuring that rainfall is diverted away from the busy thoroughfare.

Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said with about 140,000 new residents expected to call the City of Whittlesea home over the next 20 years, council was committed to upgrading vital road infrastructure.

“A reliable and connected local road network is one of the most important ways in which we’re supporting residents to get to where they need to be, safely and conveniently,” she said.

“Through the Community Plan 2021-2025, council is prioritising projects that provide better access to transport, both public and road based, and this includes improving the condition of local roads.”

To find out more about other infrastructure projects happening in the City of Whittlesea, visit whittlesea.vic.gov.au/majorprojects.

Carpark extension at Mill Park Library

Construction is underway at Mill Park Library to extend and reconfigure the car park to provide easy access for visitors.

The extension will feature 33 spaces added to the car park, and will include the reconfiguration of the existing access and turning lanes. The upgrade will also include new footpaths, lighting and and fresh landscaping.

Mill Park Library will remain open throughout construction.

The carpark extension is expected to be complete in June 2022. The upgrade of above three projects were supported by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Mernda intersection reopens

The intersection at Bridge Inn Road and Sackville Street in Mernda has reopened after a major upgrade to improve safety and traffic flow.

The works included the installation of traffics lights, new asphalt, the realignment of the footpath and street lighting.

A temporary stop sign has been installed at Sackville Street until the traffic lights are turned on, which is expected later this month. To find out more about the infrastructure upgrades underway in the City of Whittlesea visit www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/majorprojects.