Construction of the Greigs Road intersection and the Boundary Road intersection are now complete.
The remaining component of the project is the construction of a sealed road from Greigs Road to Boundary Road and associated works.
Throughout the past few months, Council had been working with Melbourne Water on possible options to progress the road construction component of the project.
Melbourne Water has since confirmed that the current design cannot be achieved based on required approvals, due to the minor increase in the potential flood impact on some adjoining properties.
As a result, construction cannot proceed based on the current design and Council officers have commenced work to investigate other options for Troups Road South.
Given these investigations will take some time, Troups Road South will remain closed at the Boundary Road end until at least December 2023. Please note that residential access will continue to be maintained at all times from the Greigs Road end.
Developer, Goodman Group, will continue to access their site via Troups Road South (given there is limited access to their site from Hopkins Road) until the end of 2023. They have completed earthworks on the site, which is anticipated to result in a reduction of traffic movements, and Council will continue to monitor this.
We will also continue to inspect Troups Road South on a weekly basis and maintain it as a Class A sealed road throughout the duration of the closure.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work through these options.
Intersection construction photos
Frequently asked questions
Throughout the road closure, Troups Road South will be inspected regularly, and maintenance will be undertaken to ensure that the road remains serviceable and within our standards as set out in Council’s Road Management Plan.
Yes, residents will have full 24/7 access during the temporary road closure.
While the road is closed, Council officers will undertake investigations to identify and evaluate a range of options. This analysis will take into consideration a number of factors including safety and accessibility of the broader road network in the area and the potential flooding impacts to some adjoining properties. It’s too early to go into any detail around these options, but we will be engaging with landowners and residents once the options have been investigated further.
Local residents and landowners will be informed of any updates through direct communication and we will provide project updates through this webpage as required.