Suburbs across Melbourne will be getting less congested and more reliable arterial roads with the Victorian Budget 2018/19's $2.2 billion investment in the Suburban Roads Upgrade package, which will upgrade 13 arterial roads in the northern and south-eastern suburbs.
“This is the single biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history, to fix local roads and get people home sooner,” Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said.
This multi-billion dollar package of works is in addition to last year’s budget investment of $1.8 billion for the Western Roads Upgrade.
Up to $1 billion from the budget will be spent to widen and improve safety on roads in the northern suburbs - including Sunbury Road, Craigieburn Road, Epping Road and Childs Road.
Stage two of the Yan Yean Road duplication will also be delivered under the Northern Roads Upgrade, which will also involve upgrading Bridge Inn Road in Doreen.
The South Eastern Roads Upgrade package of works will be delivering massive road improvements that will support the growing community in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. Roads to be upgraded will include Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road in Pakenham, Lathams Road in Carrum Downs, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road in Cranbourne and Pound Road West in Dandenong South.
“This will slash travel times, improve connections between our fastest growing communities and give local roads back to local residents,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.
The Major Road Projects Authority - a dedicated authority established by the Victorian Government to deliver the more than $14.9 billion pipeline of major roads projects - will be overseeing the delivery of the Suburban Roads Upgrade package of works over a five-year period.
Below is a list of projects included in the Suburban Roads Upgrade.
Northern Roads Upgrade:
South Eastern Roads Upgrade:
Western Roads Upgrade from the 2017/18 State Budget:
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Source: Premier of Victoria
Project design and construction lead WBHO Infrastructure - in behalf of the Netflow Western Roads Upgrade consortium - has contracted Civilex to deliver works on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade that will improve eight key arterial rods in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Motorists in Melbourne’s northern and south eastern suburbs are one step closer to experiencing safer and less congested travels along arterial roads, with the announcement of three shortlisted builders to deliver the Victorian Government’s $2.2 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade.
Work has commenced on the Victorian Government’s largest ever investment to upgrade Melbourne’s arterial road network - the $4 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade - that will improve congestion and travel times delivered through 22 key road projects.
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