Leakes Road, (Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road)

By improving Leakes Road, we’re making it easier for you to get to work, the train station, local shops and community services in Truganina. 

Project update

The road design is currently being finalised ahead of works starting in mid 2018.  

Some of the first activities that we’ll get started on include:

  • surveying, geotechnical studies and soil testing
  • relocating utility services
  • building drainage for the new roads
  • constructing retaining walls.

To carry out the works safely, we’ll install fences around our worksite. We understand that businesses and residents will need access during the works so we’re working closely with our contractors to ensure that access is maintained during construction activities. 

Project background

More than 14,000 cars and trucks rely on Leakes Road every day.

Leakes Road connects you to jobs in Truganina, the Tarneit train station, local shops and community services. Plus, it’s a key route to a number of growing suburbs, including more than 40,000 new homes in the area. 

We understand that during peak times, you experience significant delays on this road. This upgrade will make traffic and public transport flow better so you can get to where you need to be sooner and safer.

About the project

Project details

On Leakes Road, between Derrimut Road and Fitzgerald Road we’re:

  • adding an extra lane in each direction
  • widening Skeleton Creek bridge and Laverton Creek bridge
  • upgrading 18 intersections
  • building new walking and cycling paths
  • creating a new overpass for the Federation Trail.  

Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when travelling on this busy road:

  • improved traffic flow by creating a more reliable east-west main route, taking pressure off other roads 
  • greater safety by upgrading 18 intersections
  • better access to the train station, jobs and community services in Tarneit
  • safer walking and cycling options by upgrading the Federation Trail, which will also keep cyclists away from heavy vehicles.

Community involvement

In 2017, we asked for your feedback on our interactive map. Thank you to everyone who participated in our online community engagement. You can read a summary of the feedback in the online engagement summary report [PDF 3.9Mb].

What happens next?

Works are scheduled to begin in mid-2018. We’ll keep you updated via our website, email and local letter box drops.

Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like more information or have any questions.

Email: [email protected] 

Call: Construction hotline: 1800 312 844

 

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