A major part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Plenty Road works have finished ahead of schedule, with traffic flowing smoothly through the reopened intersection at McDonalds and Gorge roads in South Morang.
Crews worked around the clock to complete three months of work in less than three weeks to widen the intersection and build a new median in preparation for the construction of new lanes.
The McDonalds and Gorge road intersection is one of 12 intersections between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road being upgraded as part of Stage 2 of the Plenty Road Upgrade.
This stage of the project will deliver an extra lane in each direction between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road for more efficient and safer travel.
Access to the intersection at McDonalds and Gorge Road was restricted during works, while Plenty Road remained open during the summer holidays as the intersection was upgraded and remodelled – with crews taking advantage of the quieter period to avoid the need for any major disruptions at this busy intersection in the future.
The Labor Government’s upgrade of Plenty Road will boost capacity and reduce travel times, delivering better access to local facilities in Melbourne’s north.
Major upgrades to three congested intersections at Bridge Inn Road, Francesca and Waterview drives will be well underway in the coming months.
As we work towards building a safer and more reliable road, work will continue on a number of separate sections to keep traffic moving and disruption to a minimum. The project is due for completion in mid-2021.
Quote attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“We thank the local community for their patience - an incredible amount of work has been delivered by our crews working day and night to get you where you need to go sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio
“Drivers in Melbourne’s north will soon see benefits from the upgraded intersection, improving journeys for the thousands of drivers who travel along Plenty Road each day.”
Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“Plenty Road connects some of Victoria’s fastest growing areas – we’re getting on with this vital project to keep people moving better around the state.”
Reviewed 28 June 2020