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Budget Includes Traffic Lights for Major Freight Route in Tarneit.

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 $41 million is being invested to deliver road projects across Melbourne’s west to improve traffic flow and cater to the rapidly growing community.

As part of the $125.7 million Metropolitan Road Upgrades Program as announced in the 2022/23 Victorian Budget, a number of critical roads in Melbourne’s west will be upgraded.

This includes $18.6 million to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes and delays, with new traffic lights at the intersection of Derrimut Road at Hopkins Road and Boundary Road in Tarneit.

Servicing several surrounding suburbs, Derrimut Road connects locals to schools, shops, and Tarneit Station. With a significant number of industrial sites nearby it is also a major freight route, and a primary arterial for motorists accessing the Princes Highway.

It’s a further boost for motorists who are already benefitting from the duplication of Derrimut Road between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road, with the project adding a lane in each direction and upgrading nine intersections as part of the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade.

Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connoly said, “This project will go a long way in addressing safety and congestion issues on this section of Derrimut Road – while also supporting the significant population growth occurring in our developing suburbs.”