Bayswater District MP Heidi Victoria and Ferntree Gully MP Nick Wakeling have welcomed another major milestone in the $12.7 million Stud Road duplication project.
Resurfacing work has been undertaken at the intersection of Stud Road and Mountain Highway, a significant part of the project which also includes widening Stud Road between Mountain Highway and Boronia Road.
Ms Victoria said upgrading intersections at Mountain Highway and again at Boronia Road involved road closures which many motorists may find frustrating.
“While we understand that road closures can be extremely disruptive to traffic, conducting the work under a full closure ensures that the work is undertaken in a safer environment, and will also mean a shorter construction period overall”.
Mr Wakeling said the Stud Road duplication project would significantly benefit the local and wider Victorian community.
“We are pleased with how the project is progressing so far, and looking forward to many positive outcomes once work is completed,” he said.
“The section of Stud Road between Mountain Highway and Boronia Road is the only section that isn’t two lanes in each direction, and the results have caused significant frustration in the community.”
Stud Road and Mountain Highway intersection was closed from 8pm on Friday, April 11 to about 6am on Sunday, April 13.
The Stud Road duplication project is due for completion by the end of 2014.
For more information about the project, visit VicRoads website at www.vicroads.vic.gov.au.