Study a major step towards Craigieburn Road duplication
The Victorian Government's announcement that it would fund a business case study of Craigieburn Road is an important step in the major arterial’s proposed duplication.
“The Craigieburn community have long called for the road’s duplication and over many years, Council has prioritised this project as part of our strategic advocacy with the State and Federal Government,” Hume City Council Chief Executive Domenic Isola said.
“We are thrilled with this great news and we thank the Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan for coming out to Craigieburn to make the announcement.
“The community and Hume City Council also thank our local MP Ros Spence for her advocacy and for being a strong voice in Spring Street.
“We look forward to future budget commitments from the Victorian Government so that work can start on the road really soon.”
The $250,000 Victorian Government fund will go towards a business case that examines the duplication of Craigieburn Road between Hanson Road and Aitken Boulevard, and the feasibility of upgrading this section from two lanes to four lanes to improve traffic flow and safety.
The road is a crucial thoroughfare that helps residents travel to Craigieburn’s railway station, police station, fire station, Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre and sporting facilities, such as the leisure centre and basketball stadium.
Mr Isola said Craigieburn was one of Australia’s fastest growing areas.
“Craigieburn’s population has more than doubled in the past decade, and we anticipate that it will rise by almost 50 per cent between now and 2036,” Mr Isola said.
“The suburb is home to a huge number of young families, and they deserve to have adequate roads to travel to day to day activities such as school and sporting activities.”
Posted on 9:00 AM, 28 October 2016