Brimbank City Council is delighted that work has begun on the $4.46 million project to duplicate Hume Drive between Delahey and Taylors Hill.
Brimbank Deputy Mayor Cr Daniel Allan said Brimbank had contributed $915,000 to the duplication – which will also include new traffic lights at the intersection of Hume Drive and Overton Lea Boulevard.
“Brimbank Council is pleased to support this exciting project which will expand Hume Drive from a two-lane road, to a four-lane road, between Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill, and Copperfield Drive, Delahey.
“These works will improve traffic flow for neighbouring residents in Brimbank and Melton,” Cr Allan said.
Existing roundabouts will also be upgraded and landscaping works will be completed.
Hume Drive will remain open throughout construction works.
The improvements are being 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.
Melton City Council is implementing and administering the construction contract, which has been awarded to ACE Infrastructure Pty Ltd.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid to late 2018.