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Craigieburn Road will be closed in both directions for upgrades during 12 days out of the next three weeks.

During the closure, crews will relocate and install drainage, water, signals, and power utilities on Craigieburn Road between Hanson Road and Aitken Boulevard.

Extra lanes will be added to Craigieburn Road in each direction for more than 5.5 kilometres between Mickleham Road and the Hume Highway.

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Craigieburn Road will be closed between Hanson and Bridgewater roads from 8pm Friday to 5am Friday, September 23.
Craigieburn Road will be closed between Bridgewater Road and Aitken Boulevard from 8pm Monday, September 26 to 5am Monday, October 3.

Motorists will need to allow an extra 20 minutes when travelling during the morning and afternoon peaks and are encouraged to seek alternative routes and avoid the area if possible.

Localised detours will be in place for both road closures, with drivers encouraged to use alternative major east-west arterial routes Mount Ridley Road to the north and Somerton Road to the south. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained.

Program director Dipal Sorathia said the road upgrades would bring ‘significant benefits’ to growing communities in the northwest.

Craigieburn Road is used by more than 28,000 vehicles every day, including more than 2200 heavy vehicles.

The upgrade is being made in the hope of improved flow of traffic and a safer, more efficient road.

Works on Craigieburn Road kicked off in August last year, with work to build new lanes at Joe Sullivan Reserve near Craigieburn Plaza and on the southern side of Craigieburn Road near the Mickleham Road intersection underway.

Utility works are continuing at various points along Craigieburn Road, including the relocation of power lines to allow for the road to be widened.

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