$4.46 million Hume Drive expansion opens - doubles available lanes


Residents from Delahey to Taylors Hill can rejoice with the opening of the Hume Drive expansion doubling the available lanes on the popular road.

Brimbank City Council is delighted that work has finished on the $4.46 million project to duplicate Hume Drive between Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill, and Copperfield Drive, Delahey.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said Brimbank Council would contribute approximately $1 million to the duplication – which also included new traffic lights at the intersection of Hume Drive and Overton Lea Boulevard.

“Brimbank Council is delighted that this exciting project – which will make a real difference to the daily lives of nearby residents – has now been completed.

“These works will improve traffic flow for neighbouring residents across Brimbank and Melton making it easier for them to get to work or just around the neighbourhood,” Cr Congreve said.

The works also included landscaping improvements and upgrades to existing roundabouts.

The improvements were jointly funded by Melton and Brimbank City Councils – as this part of Hume Drive falls within both municipalities, with the municipal boundary at Overton Lea Boulevard.

“This project is a wonderful example of two Councils working together in the best interests of residents,” Cr Congreve said.

Melton City Council implemented and administered the construction contract, which was awarded to ACE Infrastructure Pty Ltd. Construction began in March 2018.