$5M funding unlocked to upgrade Main Road in Eltham, VIC

The Federal Government is committing $5 million for upgrades to Fitzsimons Lane and Main Road in Eltham, Victoria to reduce congestion.

Nillumbik Shire Council will use the funding to plan and deliver a variety of traffic and pedestrian upgrades to the corridor, Eltham Town Centre and the surrounding area.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said infrastructure investment will provide an economic life raft out of the COVID-19 pandemic for local communities everywhere.

“We are investing in infrastructure right across the country to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of COVID-19,” Mr. Tudge said.

He says upgrades are set to bust congestion through improved traffic signal synchronisation and better protect pedestrians through flashing warning lights at crossings.

Federal Member for Menzies Kevin Andrews said residents should expect to fewer commuters clogging local backroads to avoid long delays on the arterial road network.

“This important road corridor, shared between Nillumbik Shire and Manningham City Council, will significantly benefit from these upgrades, improving traffic flow and reducing serious injury crashes.”

The Federal Government is fully funding this project from the Urban Congestion Fund, with works hoped to support the economy and local jobs.

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