Whittlesea Plenty Road intersection upgrade

We’re upgrading the Plenty Road intersection in Whittlesea, to improve safety for the community.

Project update – November 2018

When to expect us

The final part of this project requires night works at the intersection for up to five nights from 7pm-5am, Sunday 11 – Tuesday 20 November, weather permitting.

How will these works impact you?

Detour routes:

During night works, we’ll have detours in place if you’re travelling:

  • Southbound on Macmiekan Street, turning onto Laurel Street or Wallan Road: Use Walnut Street and follow detour signs
  • Northbound on Plenty Road and Macmeikan Street: Only one lane operating through intersection, you’ll be directed by onsite traffic controllers. If turning onto Laurel Street or Wallan Road, use Walnut Street and follow detour signs. 

During these works, there will also be:

  • 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

We’ll prioritise our most disruptive works for the start of each shift to minimise the impact on residents.

Access to residential and business properties will remain open at all times. If restricted, access will be made available by onsite traffic controllers.

Upcoming works

What to be aware of

From 9am – 3pm, we’ll need to partially and at times fully close the Plenty Road, Wallan Road, Macmeikan Street and Laurel Street intersection. 

During these times, please look out for signage and traffic management on site. 

From 7am - 9am and 3pm - 5pm, no lane closures will be in place at the intersection. 

We know that school drop offs and pick ups are busy, so we’ll aim to plan works with higher traffic impacts to occur between 9am – 3pm.

From the start of works, we‘ll send out regular project updates 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.

Please be aware of any changed traffic conditions and look out for signage. We appreciate your patience while we make this area safer for the community.

Project background

Plenty Road acts as a north to south link, connecting Greensborough to the south and Whittlesea to the north.

The major intersection between Plenty Road and Wallan Road, Macmeikan Street and Laurel Street is home to Whittlesea Primary School, residents and other local amenities, and currently operates with give way signs instead of traffic signals. 

About the project

We want to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists travelling through the intersection, turning onto Plenty Road, so we’re investing more than $2.9 million into upgrading the intersection from all four directions.

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • new traffic signals to control the intersection and pedestrian crossings from all four directions
  • raising the intersection to help vehicles travel safely through the area
  • better street lighting across the intersection
  • new dedicated bike lane from Plenty Road to Macmeikan Street
  • re-aligned pedestrian path on the eastern side of the road
  • relocate and upgrade traffic and roadside signage.

Project benefits

Raising the intersection helps vehicles to travel at safer speeds up to 50km through the area, improving overall safety through the intersection.

Artist impressions 

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

Ground view showing Plenty Road Whittlesea

Whittlesea Intersection ground view (External link)

Aerial view 1 showing Plenty Road Whittlesea

Whittlesea Intersection aerial view 1 (External link)

Aerial view  2 showing Plenty Road Whittlesea

Whittlesea Intersection aerial view 2  (External link)

To learn more about the intersection improvements, visit the interactive project portal

Contact us

If you'd like more information about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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