Melton City Council will duplicate Hume Drive between Gourlay Road and Calder Park Drive by increasing the existing two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes with a new road median.
The current single lane carriageway is very congested at peak times and this road duplication will improve the flow of traffic along Hume Drive and make it safer for all road users.
This project is part of a series of works across the City of Melton to ease traffic congestion and make our roads safer and better suited to Melton’s growing community.
The project will include:
- Urbanisation of Hume Drive (kerbs, underground drainage, centre median islands)
- Road widening and realignment of the road
- Shared paths and footpath links
- Underground services relocations (electricity, water, gas, and communications)
- New public lighting and realignment of existing public lighting
Construction began in December 2023 and is expected to be complete by late 2024.
The project is valued at $8.8million.
This webpage will be updated as works progress to keep residents informed. To be notified of updates, create an account and select follow at the top of the page.
Swipe to see the changes. Larger versions can be found in the Layout drawings section.
Impact of works
During the works, our intention is to keep the road open to traffic but there may be periods of time where there are reduced lanes and delays occur. We encourage road users to allow extra travel time and to use alternative routes if possible.
Landscape replacement plan
As part of this project, we will delivering extensive landscaping, new tree plantings and garden beds offsetting the tree loss due to construction.
Once construction is complete, approximately, 230 spotted gum trees and more than 6000 shrubs will be planted at an appropriate time to ensure the survival of the plants.
Frequently asked questions
During the works, our intention is to keep the road open to traffic but there may be periods of time where there are reduced lanes and delays occur.
40km/h speed limits will be in place throughout the works.
We encourage road users to allow extra travel time and to use alternative routes if possible.Traffic disruptions will be communicated ahead of time through electronic sign boards to help you plan ahead.
A number of bus stops will be temporarily closed or relocated during the works. Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information on Route 461 bus service changes.
Pedestrian access will be maintained on Hume Drive throughout the project.
This intersection and road re-alignment cannot be upgraded without expanding the road footprint through additional lanes and turning lanes, which required the removal of several mature trees.
We experimented with reducing the length, width and alignment of these lanes to mitigate losses and we also engaged the help of an arborist to assist with the design.
We will delivering extensive landscaping, new tree plantings and garden beds to offset the tree loss.
Approximately, 230 spotted gum trees and more than 6000 shrubs will be planted at an appropriate time to ensure the survival of the plants.
Access to the shopping centre will be maintained throughout the works.
During late 2024, works will be required near to the Taylors Hill Village Shopping Centre that will impact the way vehicles enter and exit the shopping centre carpark.
We will provide an update ahead of these works and signage will be in place, clearly advising of traffic changes.
Changes in traffic condition will be communicated through roadside electronic message boards and our website. Sign up to follow this project and receive updates.
We will keep the local schools and businesses informed of progress too.
Thank you for the feedback on the proposed plans during the consultation period.
We have collected all the feedback and made changes to the layout plans based on the feedback. You can view the summary and responses in the the Consultation Summary report found below.
Landscaping planPDF (5.75 MB)
Current Hume Drive overviewPDF (2.30 MB)
Current road - Gourlay to St Kilda PdePDF (1.87 MB)
Current road - St Kilda Pde to Collins StPDF (1.92 MB)
Current road - Collins St to Flinders StPDF (1.95 MB)
Current road - Flinder St to Calder Park DrvPDF (1.96 MB)
Hume drive overviewPDF (2.19 MB)
Gourlay to St Kilda PdePDF (1.45 MB)
St Kilda Pde to Collins StPDF (2.58 MB)
Collins St to Flinders StPDF (2.98 MB)