MINISTER VISITS KALKALLO TO SEE TRAFFIC CONGESTION FIRSTHAND
Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence MP was pleased to recently join the Minister for Roads and Road Safety the Hon. Melissa Horne to show her firsthand traffic congestion in Kalkallo along Donnybrook Road.
Kalkallo is one of Victoria’s fastest growing suburbs, placing pressure on the local road network and leading to longer travel times.
The Andrews Labor Government has already announced an investment of $6 million to upgrade the Donnybrook Road and Mitchell Street roundabout to improve traffic flow and cater to the demands of nearby growing estates.
This will include a dedicated continuous left turn slip lane at the eastern leg of this intersection, which will provide commuters with direct access to the Hume Freeway for citybound travel.
Additionally, the estate developer Stockland will extend Cloverton Boulevard over Merri Creek, forming a second exit and entry point for residents living in Kalkallo. This new road will have footpaths allowing residents to access Donnybrook train station and will be overseen by the planning authorities at both Hume and Whittlesea City Council’s.
Work is also underway with the Victorian Planning Authority, Department of Transport and Planning (DTP), Hume City Council, and Stockland to develop and deliver the nearby Hume Freeway interchange at Gunns Gully Road, which will provide an alternative connection to and from the Hume Freeway.
In the meantime, temporary traffic signals were installed in late 2022 to help manage congestion during the morning peak commuter period.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:
“It was great to have the Minister out to see firsthand traffic congestion in Kalkallo along Donnybrook Road.”
“With planning now well underway, I look forward to seeing works on site get underway as soon as possible.”