Action on roads in Melbourne industrial precinct


new signalling and lane upgrades aimed at tackling congestion in the city's west

Action on roads in Melbourne industrial precinct
Roads are the focus of spending

 

Traffic woes in Melbourne west’s industrial precinct should be eased as the Victorian Government sets aside money for new signalling and lanes.

The $2.5 million package will see signals upgraded on Palmers and Leakes roads in Truganina.

An additional lane will be built on Leakes Road in both directions, including a second right-turning lane for south-bound vehicles turning from Palmers Road into Leakes Road.

The Government has set aside $2 million for the project, with the Federal Government allocating $300,000 and Wyndham City Council $200,000.

Works are expected to commence early next year.

Wyndham Mayor Bob Fairclough says the upgrade will ease congestion on the road network.

Traffic volumes on Leakes Road were up by 21 per cent last year, followed by Palmers Road south of Princes Freeway (16 per cent) and north of the freeway (6 per cent), and Sayers Road (14 per cent).

Out of the 21 bottleneck roads, 19 are VicRoads arterial roads.

"Projects like this are critical to improving the amenity and standard of living for residents that live nearby and travel through the area," Fairclough says.

"These works will improve traffic flow and reduce the amount of accidents and near-collisions that have been recorded at this intersection.

"There stills is, however, much more than needs to be done. The Get Wyndham Moving campaign, with the support of many residents, will continue to pursue those projects that are required to ensure public infrastructure keeps pace with the continuing growth."

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