The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with a $6 million Donnybrook Road and Mitchell Street Improvement Project next month, slashing congestion for Kalkallo locals.

The project includes construction of a new left turn lane for southbound travel onto the Hume Freeway at the intersection of Donnybrook Road and Mitchell Street that will help alleviate peak time queuing and delays.

A short and intense two-week construction blitz will provide improved access to the Hume Freeway for the booming community of Kalkallo.

Crews will mobilise in early September, ramping up to an around-the-clock construction schedule to coincide with lower traffic volumes over the school holidays.

New lighting, lane resurfacing, widening of the freeway on ramp and other modifications will provide safer, smoother journeys and make access to the Hume Freeway easier for locals, commuters, and freight operators.

Questions about the project can be directed to Major Road Projects Victoria on 1800 105 105 or for languages other than English 9209 0147.

Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:

“We’re getting on with improving the roads locals rely on every day to get you home sooner and safer.”

“Our investment into the Donnybrook Road and Mitchell Street Improvement Project will improve access to the Hume Freeway and eliminate those dreaded queues on Donnybrook Road and Dwyer Street.”

“Whilst this short blitz will be frustrating for residents, it avoids months of partial closures which would add to the already extensive delays.”

“This project will provide relief for residents while I continue to advocate for the signalisation of this intersection and the duplication of Donnybrook Road.”