Local preschool children had fun learning about building roads when the Epping Road Upgrade team visited.
The team arrived at Epping Preschool with model track loaders and child-size safety vests for an hour of construction-themed activities on 5 April.
The children enjoyed testing their skills lifting toy building blocks with the brightly coloured loaders, while they also participated in activities including colouring in and a 'Construction Investigation' seek-and-find game.
They also learned about the works being done as part of the Epping Road Upgrade and how our project team will keep the preschool informed at all times of upcoming disruptions and ensure safe access for children, parents and staff throughout the course of the project.
Once the upgrade is complete, everyone will enjoy safer and easier trips to Epping Preschool, which will have direct access to an additional lane in each direction on Epping Road and improved walking and cycling paths bordered by new safety barriers.
At the end of the visit, the project team gave each child a souvenir bag as a special memento of the day.
The Epping Road Upgrade is adding lanes in each direction between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue. It will also improve six intersections and deliver better connections for pedestrians and cyclists.
These improvements will provide safer, more-reliable journeys for the 35,000 drivers who use Epping Road daily in Melbourne’s north.
The upgrade is due for completion in 2025.
More information about the project is available on our Epping Road Upgrade page.