By Laura Michell
A key Craigieburn intersection will be closed for two months as part of works to upgrade Craigieburn Road.
Major Road Projects has announced that the intersection of Mickleham and Craigieburn road will be closed from 11pm on Sunday, February 13 until 5am on Monday, April 11.
It says the closure will allow crews to remove the existing roundabout. The intersection will reopen with temporary traffic lights.
MRPV says the closure will allow crews to complete almost a year of disruptive works in weeks.
“While the 24/7 construction blitz will cause disruptions to the community, working this way is a great alternative to smaller closures spread out over a much longer period of time. It will also allow us to complete the majority of works at the intersection outside of the next Golden Sun Moth breeding season,” MRPV said.
Motorists are being advised to use the Hume Highway or use Aitken Boulevard to access Mt Ridley Road and Somerton Road during the closure.
Crews will also remove and upgrade drainage, install underground equipment and connections for new traffic lights, build new lanes, install new kerbs and build new walking and cycling paths during the blitz.