Residents in Melbourne’s north have been told to brace themselves for major traffic delays with a number of road upgrade projects now underway.
Lane closures are occurring around the clock on Craigieburn Road with construction already happening. Motorists are being told to allow extra travel time especially during peak hour traffic.
Another vital project is the removal of the Mickleham Road roundabout set to be replaced with traffic lights.
Over the next week, Major Road Projects Victoria will continue electrical work for traffic and street lighting, kerbing and gutters and laying the new road surface.
Traffic conditions have changed with speed reduced in both directions on Craigieburn Road, between Selwyn Avenue and Rayfield Avenue until 5pm Wednesday April 27.
Entry into Cimberwood Drive will be closed between Craigieburn Road and Rokeby Crescent from Tuesday April 5 to Friday April 8 between 7am and 3.30pm. However, traffic will still be able to exit Cimberwood Drive onto Craigieburn Road.
One lane will be closed and speed reduced on eastbound lanes of Craigieburn Road between Waterview Boulevard and Aitken Boulevard until mid-April for power relocation and gas protection works.
A new road surface will be laid on northbound lanes whilst traffic is redirected to southbound lands on Craigieburn Road between Mickleham Road and Debonair Parade from 7am Friday April 1 until mid-May.
Road users can text CRAIGIE to 0499 073 073 to sign up for SMS updates regarding traffic changes.