Roundabout closure

Before and after shots (artist's impression) of the completed upgrade in 2023. 263665_01 Picture: SUPPLIED

The Hallam North Road and Heatherton Road roundabout will be closed from 6pm Monday 3 January until 6pm Sunday 30 January 2022 to set up the work areas for the new through and turning lanes.

The closure will allow the construction of a new, smaller temporary roundabout that will be in place for most of 2022 and will allow Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) to open new work areas and enable future works to rebuild the intersection with new traffic signals and turning lanes in late 2022.

The closure will also allow for the removal of existing asphalt from the intersection, bulk earthworks to raise the ground level, installation of stormwater drainage and underground cables, new pavement layers and laying new kerb and asphalt.

Major Road Projects Victoria Project Director Marc Peterson said that road users will experience the benefit once the upgrade is complete.

“We’re getting on with this next phase of works as part of the Hallam North and Heatherton Road Upgrade, to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists as they travel throughout the area,” Mr Peterson said.

In addition to the reduced traffic, the Hallam North and Heatherton Road Upgrade will make it easier for commuters to access the freeway networks, for people to walk and cycle around the area and lower the risk and severity of crashes by adding safety barriers.

The Hallam North and Heatherton Road Upgrade will be completed in 2023.

Works will also be occurring north of the roundabout on Hallam North Road and east of the roundabout on Heatherton Road between Fairmont Crescent and Carolyn Close.

Detours will be in place throughout the four-week closure.

Road users travelling from the Monash Freeway who wish to access areas to the south and east of the Hallam North and Heatherton Road roundabout are encouraged to take the Hallam North Road exit from the freeway.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys and visit for more information.

Bus routes 842 and 863 will also be closed throughout these works.

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