Next step for Childs Road Upgrade

Childs Road Upgrade senior project manager Dian Witono with Mill Park MP Lily D’Ambrosio and ACE Infrastructure project manager Sean Healy. (Supplied)

Another step forward will be taken in the Childs Road Upgrade in Mill Park, with traffic shifting onto newly built lanes to enable work to continue on the northern side of the road.

Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) announced that motorists will be able to travel on the new southern carriageway lanes from tomorrow, Thursday, December 9.

Traffic will be shifted between Hawkes Drive and about 200 metres west of Crampton Crescent, MRPV said.

Crews will use the traffic switch to move ahead with works including asphalting, improving drainage, and installing new street lighting.

Mill Park MP Lily D’Ambrosio said the upgrade would “slash” travel times.

Thomastown MP Bronwyn Halfpenny said the project would improve reliability for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians as they travel throughout the area.

While the works are unde rway, MRPV said only one lane will be open in each direction and a speed limit of 60km/h will apply.

Construction will also be carried out behind the barriers between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

MRPV said the traffic modifications would take place between 9.30am and 3pm on school days to avoid affecting the busy school drop-off and pick-up times.

The upgrade is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Michaela Meade