Outer suburban arterial roads

The State Government managed arterial road network serving the City of Melton needs investment to ensure key roads and intersections are capable of handling safe, efficient access to support current and forecast growth.

Issues

The declared arterial road network (the road network managed by VicRoads on behalf of the State of Victoria) is critical in linking the City of Melton to the greater metropolitan area and adjoining regional areas, enabling the efficient movement of people and goods.

Growth within the City of Melton  is putting pressure on the existing declared arterial road network.  63 per cent of households in the City of Melton had access to two or more vehicles, compared to  

51 per cent in Greater Melbourne. This growth means there is a need for the State Government to expand and upgrade the existing network to ensure safety and enable efficient movement.

Opportunities

  • Melton Highway - Duplication of the Melton Highway, including upgrade of the Leakes Road intersection
  • Christies Road - Duplication of Christies Road between Caroline Springs Railway Station and Ballarat Road
  • Taylors Road - Declaration from Brimbank to Caroline Springs Boulevard and duplication of the carriageway, including intersection upgrades
  • Palmers Road Corridor (Robinsons Road, Westwood Drive and Calder Park Drive)  Declaration of the entire corridor from the Western Freeway to Calder Freeway and duplication of the carriageway, including intersection upgrades.

Key arterial road intersections requiring upgrade are:

  • High Street and Coburns Road, Melton –  upgrade the intersection with traffic signals
  • High Street and Norton Drive, Melton –  upgrade the intersection with traffic signals
  • Gisborne-Melton Road and Kirkton Drive, Kurunjang – upgrade the intersection with  a roundabout
  • Gisborne-Melton Road and Minns Road, Kurunjang – upgrade the intersection with  a roundabout