Sunbury Road Trail project starts soon
Sunbury Road Trail project starts soon

Work will start mid-year on the Sunbury Road upgrade that will deliver a new trail along the road as well as two additional traffic lanes.

Contractors have been appointed to the project which is scheduled for completion in 2025.

The 7.5 km trail will be located mainly on the south side of Sunbury Road as far as the junction with the Bulla-Diggers Rest Road.

On the Sunbury outskirts, between Powlett Street and Francis Boulevard, there will be a path on both sides of Sunbury Road.

The project is being jointly funded by state and federal governments.

In this stage the trail will not go into Bulla or further to Tullamarine.

The link into Tullarmarine will be the vital connection as that will link Sunbury to a major employment centre, and connect the town to the bike network in Melbourne’s north.

However, that route is dependent on the alignment chosen for the Bulla By-Pass and other links to Melbourne Airport that are currently subject to detailed investigation by the Department of Transport and the master planning for the expansion of the airport.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Sunbury Road upgrade will ease congestion and reduce travel times.

“Sunbury Road is a major connection for Melbourne’s north-west corridor, with more than 25,000 motorists relying on this road each day,” Mr Fletcher said. “The Morrison Government is committed to funding the delivery of this important project and improving road safety for commuters in Melbourne’s north-west.”

Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon Jacinta Allan MP, said the upgrade includes adding an extra lane in each direction on Sunbury Road between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, replacing the roundabouts at Lancefield Road and Francis Boulevard with traffic lights, building a new bridge over Jacksons Creek and installing safety barriers

“We’re getting on with delivering the Sunbury Road upgrade to slash travel times and boost safety – making it easier for locals to get to where they need to go,” Ms Allan said.

Early works on the upgrade have started, with crews undertaking preliminary road widening at the southern end of the project, utility investigations and relocation designs.

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