Dalton Road and Childs Road intersection upgrade

We’re upgrading the Dalton Road and Childs Road intersection with a $5.5 million project to make it safer and relieve traffic congestion.

Project Background

Both Dalton Road and Childs Road carry high traffic volumes and drivers currently experience long queues at the roundabout, some resort to taking unnecessary risks to enter the intersection. 

By replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights, it will ease congestion, reduce traffic queues and improve safety by providing a more controlled intersection.

As well as boosting capacity and traffic flow on Dalton Road and Childs Road, the traffic lights will reduce travel times, particularly during the busy morning and afternoon peak periods.


Dalton Road and Childs Road improvements  will include: 
  • Removing the existing roundabout
  • Installing new traffic lights
  • Dedicated turning lanes on all approaches
  • New signalised pedestrian operated crossings  
  • New bicycle lanes and priority boxes for cyclists at traffic lights 
  • New footpaths around  
Once complete, the improvements will be reduce congestion at the intersection, improve safety for all road users and provide better access for pedestrians and cyclists.

What happens next?

We’re currently working on detailed designs for the intersection and expect to award the tender for the contract in late 2016.

Construction works on the site will commence in early 2017 with the project to be completed in mid-2017.

During the course of the project, we will keep the community up to date with the  progress of the project and advanced notification of any planned works that may cause disruptions or delays.

Contact us 

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: mnw.communications@roads.vic.gov.au

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