Works to remove the roundabout at one of Craigieburn’s busiest intersections are on track, with crews beginning asphalting works last week.
Crews are working around the clock at the intersection of Mickleham and Craigieburn roads to install underground equipment and connections for new traffic lights and to make room for new lanes.
Crews have removed the existing roundabout and upgraded drainage. They have also installed electrical connections and started laying a new road surface.
The intersection is expected to reopen on April 11 with temporary traffic lights.
Major Road Projects Victoria project director Dipal Sorathia said the removal of the roundabout was an important step.
“We’re not wasting a minute in making this intersection simpler and safer for the people who rely on it every day,” he said.
“We’re doing all we can to limit disruption on the road network, but as expected we are seeing delays while we work. Thank you to everyone for your patience – please continue to plan ahead before you travel.”
Once reopened crews will continue working at the intersection into late-2022 to complete the remaining sections including building remaining lanes, installing permanent traffic lights and other associated works.