Fourteen kilometres of new lanes open on Sunbury Road

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Major works on the Albanese and Allan Labor governments’ Sunbury Road Upgrade are now complete, with drivers, pedestrians and cyclists set to benefit from less congestion and safer journeys – one year ahead of schedule.

Motorists can now use 14 kilometres of new lanes between Powelett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest/Loemans Road.

Upgrading Sunbury Road to dual lanes in each direction will provide better connections to the growing local community and boost the reliability of bus services between Sunbury and Melbourne Airport.

Major works also included building a new bridge over Jacksons Creek, installing traffic signals at Francis Boulevard and Lancefield Road and delivering new shared-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians.

Since construction began in 2021, the project has created more than 400 jobs and more than 83,000 tonnes of asphalt has been laid.

The project was delivered as part of the $2.5 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade, and jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian Labor Governments, with the Australian Government committing $1.14 billion.

Several other projects have already been delivered across Sunbury to transform the transport network of the growing region – including the $1.8 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, which will allow bigger trains to run when the Allan Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.

Quote attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“As communities in Melbourne’s outer suburbs continue to grow, these projects will ensure locals remain safe on our roads while reducing the time people spend in their car.”

Quote attributable to Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Danny Pearson:

“We are getting on with delivering the biggest and most transformative suburban roads upgrade program in Victoria’s history across Melbourne’s outer suburbs – which will ease congestion and get people home safer and sooner.”

Quote attributable to Federal Member for Hawke Sam Rae:

“This project will get local families home quicker and safer, while improving traffic flow along Sunbury Road.

Quote attributable to Victorian Member for Sunbury Josh Bull:

“This project has boosted capacity on our roads and will reduce congestion, giving drivers a faster commute along Sunbury Road.”

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