Gap Road & Horne Street intersection upgrade, Sunbury

The Victorian Government has funded $9.6 million to install traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at the Gap Road and Horne Street intersection, to improve safety and traffic flow.

Project Update - May 2019

Delivering the Gap Road and Horne Street intersection upgrade has been complex and challenging, but it’s important we get it right.

We’ve switched on the traffic signals to provide a safer intersection for the community.

While we complete the upgrade, these signals will run on a temporary fixed time sequence and will be linked to the nearby level crossing at the end of construction.

We’re temporarily banning the right turn lane on Horne Street to Gap Road and monitoring the traffic signals and adjusting the timing to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow through the intersection.

The traffic signals will operate as normal when works are completed in mid-2019.

Due to complications caused in relocating underground services, including drainage and utility services, and on-site ground conditions, there has been a delay in project progress.

We thank the community and local businesses for their patience as we continue with this important upgrade.

So far we have completed:

  • Gap Road kerb and channel works
  • foundations and electrical condiuits for traffic signals
  • removed roundabout and central islands
  • installed a smaller temporary roundabout for traffic control
  • relocated telephone lines and NBN communications services
  • relocated water services, including installation of a new water main and removal of the old water main
  • relocation of gas and power services
  • replaced drainage along Horne Street and Gap Road.

Support your community, shop local!

We appreciate your cooperation while we complete these works.  Although the Gap & Horne Street intersection may be under construction, it’s business as usual for your local traders. 

Continue to support your community while we upgrade the area, and shop local!

Project background

The Gap Road and Horne Street intersection carries large traffic volumes , with 21,500 vehicles per day travelling on Horne Street and 18,000 vehicles per day on Gap Road. The intersection is also a meeting point for thousands of drivers coming to and from surrounding main roads, such as Riddell Road, Sunbury Road and the Calder Freeway.


The high amount of traffic and location of the roundabout often results in long queues and delays, particularly during the morning and afternoon peaks.

The new traffic lights, pedestrian crossing and other safety treatments such as raised platforms will make it easier and safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to travel through the area.

 
smaller map showing Gap Road and Horne Street, Sunbury intersection upgrade

 

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About the project  

As part of the upgrade we will:

  • replace the existing roundabout with traffic lights
  • add additional lanes  
  • install a new pedestrian operated crossing
  • create a dedicated bicycle lane

More Information:

Gap Road & Horne Street Sunbury Community Newsletter April 2019 [PDF 4.1 Mb]

Gap Road & Horne Street Sunbury Community Newsletter June 2018 [PDF 285 Kb]

Gap Road & Horne Street Sunbury Community Newsletter August 2018 [PDF 430 Kb]

Gap Road & Horne Street Sunbury Community Newsletter December 2018 [PDF 425Kb]

Benefits

This project will:

  • improve traffic flow and reduced delays at the intersection
  • improve traffic flow through Sunbury
  • increase safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists

Project timeline

Dates
Description
Early 2017
  • Detailed design completed
  • Service relocation works to begin
Early-mid 2017
Advertise tender
Early 2018
Contract awarded & construction works began
Mid 2019 
Completion of works

Contact us

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

Email  [email protected]
Call     0436 611 932
Write  VicRoads - Metro North West Region 12 Clarke Street Sunshine VIC 3020

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