Overview

We’ve completed major works on the Leakes Road Upgrade.

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See the benefits of the upgraded Leakes Road in Melbourne's west.

Reasons for upgrade

More than 22,000 cars and trucks rely on Leakes Road every day.

Leakes Road connects you to jobs in Truganina, the Tarneit train station, local shops and community services. Plus, it’s a key route to many growing suburbs, including more than 40,000 new homes in the area.

Project details

On Leakes Road, between Derrimut Road and Fitzgerald Road we’ve:

  • added an extra lane in each direction
  • widened Skeleton Creek bridge and Laverton Creek bridge
  • upgraded intersections
  • built new walking and cycling paths
  • created a new overpass for the Federation Trail.

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Benefits

The benefits of this project include:

  • improved traffic flow by creating a more reliable east-west main road route, taking pressure off local roads
  • greater safety by upgrading 18 intersections
  • better access to Tarneit train station, jobs and community services
  • safer walking and cycling options by upgrading the Federation Trail.

The new Federation Trail overpass on Leakes Road is now open to pedestrians and cyclists.