Spring construction blitz

The O'Herns Road upgrade will be completed during the spring construction blitz. (Supplied) 227929_01

By Laura Michell

The O’Herns Road and Plenty Road upgrades will be completed during a spring construction blitz, the state government has announced.

Crews are currently working on stage two of the O’Herns Road upgrade which involves the duplication of O’Herns Road between the Hume Freeway and Redding Rise, the construction of three intersections with traffic lights, a new interchange at the Hume Freeway and the creation of extra lanes on the freeway between O’Herns Road and Cooper Street.

On Plenty Road, crews are adding a lane in each direction and upgrading 12 intersections between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road.

The Edgars Road Altona-bound entry ramp to the M80 Ring Road will close for six week from late September as part of a the blitz.

Crews working on the M80 Ring Road upgrade will complete the construction of new elevated ramps at Edgars Road during the closure.

The upgraded M80 will connect to the North East Link and a revamped Eastern Freeway, which the state government says will slash travel times by up to 35 minutes.

Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said the upgrades to some of Melbourne’s busiest roads will help people get home safer and sooner.

“These projects keep our state moving and support thousands of jobs at a time our economy needs them most,” she said.

Roads and Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll said the construction blitz will means Melburnians may need to change the way they travel until the works are complete.

“There’s a huge amount of work happening across Victoria this spring, and during these works, there will be changes

to how you normally travel, but these changes are essential to get on with the projects Victoria needs,” he said.

Details: bigbuild.vic.gov.au.