Contracts have been awarded to upgrade Craigieburn road, with Fulton Hogan to undertake the upgrades in partnership with Major Roads projects Victoria.
Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher said the upgrades will further cut travel times for the roads 28,000 daily drivers.
“Craigieburn Road is a critical link for the community in Melbourne’s north, and this upgrade will help reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for the thousands of people who travel through this area daily,” Fletcher said.
The Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan, said the upgrades are a part of the Governments’ push to improve Victoria’s road and rail infrastructure.
“Melbourne’s north is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, which is why we’re investing $18 billion into the area’s road and rail networks as part of Victoria’s Big Build,” Allan said.
The Craigieburn upgrades form part of the Suburban Roads Upgrade, a jointly funded project between the Australian and Victorian Governments to help fund South Eastern and Northern Roads projects.
Main construction is expected to start in the second half of 2021 and scheduled to be competed in 2025.