The roundabout at Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Road is currently one of busiest intersections in the City of Melton. There are traffic delays at the roundabout and there are safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists.
Installing traffic lights will control help vehicle movements, manage congestion during peak periods and provide safe crossing locations for pedestrians and cyclists, thereby encouraging walking and cycling.
The project will include:
- An expansion and realignment of the road
- Traffic lights
- New public lighting
- Underground services relocations (electricity, water, gas, and communications)
The project is valued at $10.8M and construction will begin in late November 2023.
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November 2023 update
It is anticipated that during the works there will be delays to traffic on both Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Rd in each direction. There will be reduced lanes during the different phases of these works and 40km/h speed limits will be in place throughout the construction period.
The first phase of works will begin in late November including site setup and tree removal works. Demolition of the roundabout and medians will also take place in this first stage of works with dates to be confirmed to be confirmed shortly. During this preliminary phase, single lanes will be in operation across the intersection between the hours of 9am to 3pm while demolition of the existing roundabout and medians takes place. Demolition will take approximately two weeks.
From January 2024, the next phase of construction works will commence with lane closures and altered traffic management arrangements for both Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Road.
Where practical, alternative routes are encouraged, and additional travel time will be required especially during peak times.
Frequently asked questions
Due to complicated nature of construction works which will be carried out under live traffic conditions, the works are expected to take approximately 12 months to complete which is early 2025.
Mitigating damage and avoiding tree removal is always a priority for us, however, to complete these works, several trees will need to be removed. We have experimented with reducing the length, width and alignment of the new lanes to mitigate losses, and the current plans show the smallest road footprint possible while still allowing the intersection to function well into the future.
This project does not include duplication of Rockbank Middle Road, west of this intersection. We see this portion of road as an upgrade required in the medium term and expect it will be upgraded in 5-10 years.
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