Motorists can now drive on a new section of Bridge Inn Road, as the upgrade takes a step towards widening from two to four lanes.
With 6.4 kilometres of new westbound lanes now open to traffic, one of the final pieces of the puzzle was placed in mid-September when motorists were moved onto a large section of new lanes.
The newly-upgraded Windermere Parade intersection with Bridge Inn Road was also reopened to traffic during these works.
Major Road Projects Victoria program director Adrian Furner said the project was progressing well.
“Crews are making significant progress on the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade as we as we introduce new traffic arrangements to allow for the next stages of construction,” he said.
“Thank you to the entire community for their continued patience. We’re urging all road users to familiarise themselves with the local access changes and observe changed traffic conditions in the area.”
As works progress on the upgrade, crews will be moving traffic onto sections of the new lanes until the end of the year, to set up new work areas and upgrade the existing eastbound traffic lanes.
Traffic on Bridge Inn Road was recently shifted to newly-built sections of road, between Plenty Road and Plenty River, which will enable crews to set up new work areas on the opposite side of Bridge Inn Road to upgrade the eastbound lanes.
One lane in each direction will be open along Bridge Inn Road while work continues to build extra lanes and upgrade intersections.
Traffic arrangements will be in place until early 2024.
Access will be maintained for emergency services in the area, including Doreen Country Fire Authority.
The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade is jointly funded by the state and federal governments.
For up-to-date upgrade information, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions.