Mitcham Hills Road Corridor Upgrade
About the infrastructure program
The State Government has committed $20 million to improve the Mitcham Hills road corridor. The funds will be used to plan, design and construct priority infrastructure that addresses issues identified in the Road Management Plan (RMP) for Main Road and Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood.
In addition to this, the Federal Government has committed $20 million towards an upgrade of Old Belair Road, with a focus on improving safety and transport efficiency at its junction with James Road.
The infrastructure upgrades, which will be delivered over a four year period between 2018/19 and 2021/22, focus on improving road safety and efficiency.
The State Government funded program of works includes:
- upgrading the Blackwood Roundabout to improve road safety, traffic flow and pedestrian access. (This project was completed in April 2019.)
- improving safety and operation at the junction of Main Road/Russell Street.
- improving safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Shepherds Hill Road/Brighton Parade/Waite Street.
- upgrading lighting along key sections of the corridor.
- working with the City of Mitcham to prioritise road and safety upgrades throughout the Mitcham Hills road network, especially Coromandel Parade and parking in the Blackwood Centre.
- prioritising further road and safety upgrades throughout the Mitcham Hills road network, including the remaining recommendations of the RMP.
- undertaking a feasibility study into a road bypass at Craigburn Farm.
Community and stakeholder engagement are an important part of project planning and delivery. DPTI will continue to work with residents, land owners and business owners as the preferred concepts and designs are developed.
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