Decade of road hopes

LYNBROOK residents can now travel to neighbouring suburbs with ease thanks to the opening of a new intersection last week.
City of Casey Mayor Geoff Ablett officially opened the Lynbrook Boulevard and Hallam Road intersection on Friday 11 July.
More than 10,000 vehicles each day are now expected to use the new Lynbrook Boulevard connection to get in and out of their suburb.
Cr Ablett said at the official opening that the extension of Lynbrook Boulevard and the upgrade of the Hallam Road and Ormond Road intersection had been a council priority for more than a decade.
“Until now, Lynbrook residents wanting to access Hampton Park and Narre Warren South, and vice versa, have had to divert through residential streets or go around the estate adding considerable time to their commute,” he said.
The council worked in partnership with VicRoads to ensure the new connection was co-ordinated to tie into the Hallam Road duplication works.
Cr Ablett said working with VicRoads ensured the road network outcomes were maximised through the combined benefit of both projects.
“This substantial investment in the local road network will significantly enhance traffic flow, access and safety along this important arterial road,” he said.
“The duplication, extension and intersection upgrade will provide additional carriageways and turning lanes, signalised intersections and pedestrian crossings and includes a pedestrian and bike path.”
The City of Casey funded the $4 million Lynbrook Boulevard extension and the state government is delivering the $40 million duplication of Hallam Road.