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Major civil works to improve six key intersections have begun as part of an Epping Road upgrade, starting with Baltrum Drive in Wollert.

Baltrum Drive has closed in both directions between Epping Road and Matilda Avenue for crews to upgrade existing lanes, kerbs, and medians, build sections of new shared walking and cycling paths, and install drainage pipes and infrastructure services for new traffic lights and street lighting.

Closed until late February, access to Baltrum Drive will be maintained via Pine Park Drive, and Epping Road will remain open in both directions. 

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Residents in Epping, Wollert and surrounding areas are encouraged to continue supporting local businesses, as access will be maintained via the Epping Road service road for traffic travelling southbound, while northbound traffic can access the shops via Pine Park Drive.

Access to the recently-opened Linfield Parade from Epping Road will temporarily change to left in and left out for safety and traffic flow.

A short detour will be in place via De Rossi Boulevard.

Travellers should plan their journeys and consider extra time when making their way through the area.

The other five intersections as part of the Epping Road upgrade are Hayston Boulevard, Park Street East, Harvest Home Road East, Pine Park Drive and Lehmanns Road.

Under the works, Hayston Boulevard and Fletcher Street have closed at Epping Road until early February so crews are able to install a new water main.

Access to Hayston Boulevard and Fletcher Street will be through Brush Road or Harvest Home Road and access to private properties and businesses will be always maintained.

Major Road Projects Victoria Program director Adrian Furner thanked the community and drivers for their patience as crews continue to work towards making safer journeys for residents.

Along with the intersection improvements, the Epping Road upgrade is adding extra lanes between Craigieburn Road East in Wollert, and Memorial Avenue in Epping.

Due for completion in 2025, the upgrade will mean safer, more reliable journeys for the 35,000 drivers who travel Epping Road in Melbourne’s north.

More information about the Epping Road upgrade, including its intersection works and traffic changes, is available at bigbuild.vic.gov.au.

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