‘Failing’ road to be upgraded

Arthurs Creek Road will be upgraded by Whittlesea council. (Supplied) 252986_01

Yan Yean motorists can look forward to a more comfortable commute, with Whittlesea council set to upgrade Arthurs Creek Road.

The road will be reconstructed between Plenty and Recreation roads, providing motorists with a safer and smoother drive, according to council.

The upgraded connection will include new asphalt, line marking, repairs to guard rails and much-needed drainage improvements.

A report to last night’s council meeting said that while the road provides local access at the moment, it will have a “more strategic transport role in the future as a result of the unprecedented development occurring in the Donnybrook and surrounding areas”.

The report stated that the road pavement is in “poor condition”, with sections of the road continuously failing during the wet season as the road is in a flood basin.

Council administrator Peita Duncan said that Arthurs Creek Road was a vital link in the local road network.

“Arthurs Creek Road is an important connector road for our growing community in the north of our municipality,” Ms Duncan said.

“The upgrade will improve the condition of the road, making it safer for the community.”

Arthurs Creek Road, between Plenty Road and Recreation Road, will be closed for about six weeks to complete the works. Road detours will be in place throughout the construction period.

The upgrade to Arthurs Creek Road is expected to be complete by early next year.