Early works are underway to improve one of the busiest roads connecting Sunbury to the inner suburbs of Melbourne, with the contract awarded for the much-needed project.
The Sunbury Road Upgrade will be delivered in partnership with Winslow Infrastructure, as part of the biggest suburban road upgrade program in Victoria’s history, boosting the state’s economy and creating hundreds of local jobs.
The project will add new lanes across 7 kilometres between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, upgrade the existing bridge and build a new bridge over Jacksons Creek, install safety barriers and create new walking and cycling paths.
New traffic lights will be added at key intersections; at Francis Boulevard and Lancefield Road, replacing existing roundabouts, with signals also to be installed at the main entrance to the Sunbury Eco-Hub at 570 Sunbury Road.
Over the coming months, crews will undertake site investigations, utility relocation and site establishment works, paving the way for major construction to begin by mid 2022.
Sunbury Road is a major connection for the community in Melbourne’s north-west corridor, and the project will provide better connections to Sunbury town centre and ensure Sunbury Road could cater for the up to 44,000 daily journeys expected on the road by 2031.
These works are being delivered through a new partnership approach to road building contracts, that means major projects move from paper to pavement sooner and easier - crucial to Victoria’s recovery effort post-COVID-19. The Sunbury Road Upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.
Major construction is expected to start by the middle of 2022 and be completed by 2025.