GAP AND HORNE UPGRADE GETS GOING
The Andrews Labor Government has started work on the Gap Road and Horne Street upgrade in Sunbury which will reduce congestion and boost pedestrian and cyclists safety.
Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced design works were underway ahead of the start of construction in late 2017.
A railway level crossing on nearby on Station Street, around 150 metres east of the intersection, often results in long traffic queues and delays at the roundabout, particularly during the morning and afternoon peaks.
The $6.4 million upgrade will remove the existing roundabout and install traffic lights. The upgrade will also have additional and dedicated turning lanes, pedestrian operated crossings and bicycle lanes.
Raised platforms will also be added on all approaches on Gap Road and Horne Street which will slow traffic down as it enters the intersection making it safer.
The intersection carries large volumes of traffic with around 21,500 vehicles per day travelling on Horne Street and 18,000 vehicles on Gap Road, which is a key connecting route to Riddell Road, Sunbury Road and the Calder Freeway.
The upgrade is expected to be completed in late 2018.
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“There are few things more frustrating to drivers than being stuck in traffic and that’s why we’re working to fix this intersection.”
“This upgrade will improve traffic flow and make it safer and easier for people to move around Sunbury.”