The Sunbury Road Upgrade is getting to work on upgrading a major intersection which will improve traffic flow and cater to the demands of the growing residential community.
The transformation will see the construction of a new signalised intersection at the Lancefield Road and Sunbury Road intersection.
Residential growth and commercial development near the intersection and in and around nearby Goonawarra, will increase traffic through the intersection into the future.
Sunbury Road is a major connection for Melbourne’s north-west corridor, with more than 25,000 motorists relying on this road each day.
Throughout the remainder of January and into February, there will be detours and extended journey times for motorists travelling between Romsey, Sunbury and Melbourne via Sunbury Road.
Lancefield Road is currently closed north of the Sunbury Road intersection until Sunday, 5 February.
One lane in each direction will remain open on Sunbury Road.
Drivers should allow up to 10 minutes extra for the local detours using Rolling Meadows Drive, Sunningdale Avenue, Curtis Avenue and Francis Boulevard.
Heavy vehicles will detour between Monegeeta and Sunbury via Riddells Creek using Kilmore Road or Sutherlands Road, Riddell Road and Macedon Street.
During this closure, crews will complete earthworks, drainage, pavement, lighting, barrier and sign works, as well as line marking and the commissioning of new traffic lights.
There will also be a full closure of Sunbury Road over Jacksons Creek, between Francis Boulevard and Powlett Street, nightly on Friday, 20 January and Saturday, 21 January from 8pm to 7am, and on Sunday, 22 January from 8pm to 5am, as crews use two cranes to lift 14 bridge beams into place.
During these three nights of works, drivers should allow up to 25 minutes for the significant detour using Sunbury Road, Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, the Calder Freeway, Vineyard Road and Horne Street.
The Sunbury Road Upgrade, which is adding new lanes, replacing roundabouts with traffic lights at Francis Boulevard and at Lancefield Road, building walking and cycling paths and duplicating the bridge over Jacksons Creek to improve safety and journey reliability, is expected to be completed by 2025.
Motorists are encouraged to visit our Sunbury news and information page for more information and to plan their journey.
Real-time traffic conditions are available on the VicTraffic website or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available on the PTV website or in the PTV mobile app.