End in sight for mystery lane

By Tate Papworth

Green Gully Road’s ‘third lane’ will soon be gone.

The high traffic volume road is only two lanes wide between Driscolls Road and the Old Calder Highway, but a wider than usual left lane is being treated as a third lane by motorists, causing hazardous conditions and adding to congestion.

It’s been the source of frustration for neighbouring residents and motorists who have long lobbied for a fix to the problem.

Their wishes appear to have been granted with VicRoads advising Brimbank council that it will be installing additional traffic management treatments on Green Gully Road.

Works will include pavement marking, signage and traffic islands on Green Gully Road north-bound between Patterson Avenue and Old Calder Highway. ‘Keep clear’ marking will be installed outside Loddon Avenue, which VicRoads says will assist traffic going in and out of the Calder Rise estate.

It expects works to be completed by the end of September 2018.

Brimbank mayor Margaret Giudice welcomed the news.

“Brimbank council and the community have been calling for improvements to Green Gully Road, Keilor for more than a year,” Cr Giudice said.

“We share the community’s concern about significant safety issues – particularly around the intersections of Loddon Avenue and Patterson Avenue.

“Council is pleased that VicRoads is moving forward with improvements.”