Road upgrades to continue in 2018

Traffic Lights installed at the intersection of Kings and Taylors Roads in Delahey. Pic Marco De Luca

Upgrade work on the Kings and Taylors road intersection in Delahey is almost complete.

The roundabout at the intersection has been removed and replaced with traffic lights. A raised intersection to slow traffic has also been installed.

VicRoads metro north-west operations director Fatima Mohamed said the upgrade would boost traffic flow and reduce travel time, particularly in morning and afternoon peaks.

“These changes will … make the intersection safer and, importantly, allow drivers to get where they need to go on time,” she said.

“Tens of thousands of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists use the Kings and Taylors road intersection every day, with residents finally getting this long-awaited upgrade.”

The upgrade also features new bicycle lanes, a new pedestrian crossing and upgraded footpaths designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The upgrade is scheduled for completion early this year, subject to weather conditions.

Meanwhile, the next stage of work on Hampshire Road, Sunshine, is set to begin.

Upgrades to the east side of Hampshire Road, from the

Man lifting cow statue to Service Street, and along the south side of Service Street to Dawson Street, will begin in the coming weeks.

Access to shops will be maintained throughout regular business hours, but some sections of footpath will be temporarily closed and there will be some overnight road closures along Hampshire Road.

Brimbank mayor Margaret Giudice said the upgrades would significantly enhance the area.

“Council is excited to move forward with the next stage of improvements to transform the ‘heart’ of Sunshine into an attractive, well-planned space that is easy to negotiate,”
Cr Giudice said.

“This stage will focus around the Service Street intersection – including integrating the much-loved

Man lifting cow statue into the new civic space.

“Works along Service Street will enhance connections between the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, the Sunshine Leisure Centre and the multi-deck carpark.

“While some disruptions will be unavoidable, council is committed to maintaining access to local businesses throughout business hours.”