Keilor Road Grange Road Newman Street intersection Niddrie

We’re upgrading these busy and complex intersections which connect to the Calder Freeway and the Keilor Road shopping precinct in Niddrie.

Project update - October 2018

Concrete surface installation

We’ll be installing a concrete hardstand to allow for buses and heavy vehicles to turn into Newman Street without damaging the road. A hardstand is a thicker and more durable road surface which supports the weight of heavy vehicles. 

Our crews will complete works during non-peak hours from 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November. 

We’ll need to close one lane on Keilor Road adjacent to Newman Street to do the works, although the on and off ramps to the Calder Freeway will remain open. We’ll have extra signage and traffic management on site to help traffic and pedestrians move safely through the work area.

During these works, you may also notice:

  • reduced speed zones around work areas, ensuring the safety of our work crews
  • some traffic delays around work areas
  • some noise, dust and vibration from construction activities

Night works to complete the final resurfacing works

To complete the Keilor Newman Grange intersection upgrade, we’ll also be doing night works in early January 2019.

There’s lots of road works in the area over the next few months so we’re completing these works in January 2019 to  manage traffic impacts on our network and community.

Works will involve installing traffic loop systems to detect vehicles travelling through the intersections and tie into the traffic signals, and resurfacing the road, including laying asphalt and line marking.

What to expect

For these works, we will need to work at night to minimise traffic disruptions and ensure the safety of our work crew.

We'll keep the community updated with dates later this month.

Project background

The Victorian Government is upgrading the intersections on Keilor Road at Newman Street and Grange Rd, in Niddrie.

Both are busy and complex intersections connecting to the Calder Freeway, Keilor Road shopping precinct and residential areas either side of the freeway. Each day around 10,000 vehicles travel on Keilor Road between Grange Road and Newman Street, which is the gateway to the busy Niddrie shopping precinct.

Artist impressions 

To see  out how these improvements will look from now to the completion of the project, select either of the links below.

Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection
Keilor Road and Grange Road intersection
artist impression of aerial view of Newman Street intersection

artist impression of aerial view of Newman Street, Keilor Road and Calder Freeway intersections    

 

 

 

 

Caption: The future Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection

Project details

After a detailed review of all of the potential options, we have chosen to install two new sets of traffic lights to help vehicles entering and exiting the Keilor Road and Newman Street, and Keilor Road and Grange Road intersections.

These upgrades will:

  • improve traffic flow for the Calder Freeway ramps
  • increase safety through controlling the movement of the intersections to allow for regulated traffic flow 
  • improve safety for drivers and pedestrians
  • reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes.

 

artist impression of Keilor Road turnoff from Grange Road aerial view

artist impression of Keilor Road turnoff from Grange Road

 

 

 

 

Caption: The future of Keilor Road and Grange Street intersection

Community consultation

In October 2015, with the support of the Moonee Valley City Council and MP Ben Carroll State Member for Niddrie, we held a community meeting at the Niddrie Community Hub where we listened to your concerns and feedback on a range of potential safety improvements for the intersections. The feedback included suggestions of new roundabouts, traffic lights and modifications to existing traffic signs.


We asked the community to consider four different improvement options for the intersections. Feedback indicated overwhelming support for adding traffic lights at both the Keilor Road/Grange Road intersection and the Keilor Road/Newman Street intersection. 

View Keilor Rd  \ Newman St \ Grange Rd intersections, Niddrie Report [PDF, 476Kb]

From the start of works, we‘ll send out regular newsletters with key project milestones and details of any planned works that could cause disruptions, detours and delays. To sign up for project updates online, visit the 'sign up for project updates' in the right side panel of this page.

Contact us

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

Email: [email protected] (External link)

Project Updates

April newsletter [DOCX 328Kb]

Key Dates
Milestone Title Milestone Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
)

Early-2018

Advertise works

Completed

April-2018

Contract awarded

Completed

May-2018

Construction begins

Current

Early-2019

Construction ends

Upcoming

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