Vital road upgrades move to next stage


Melton council is starting the next phase of a vital upgrade that will improve safety and traffic flow at one of the municipality’s busiest intersections.

In late 2023 council began work on the roundabout at Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Road.

According to council the project is being undertaken because the intersection was facing traffic delays and there were safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists.

The project includes removal of the roundabout, expansion and realignment of the road, installation of traffic signals, landscaping, new public lighting and relocating underground services such as electricity, water, gas, and communications.

Works began in late November 2023 and is due for completion by early 2025.

On February 19 council began a new phase of the project – beginning the construction of the new lanes and traffic lights in the south-west corner of the intersection.

Traffic conditions will be changed but working on one corner at a time means council can keep Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Road open during the intersection’s upgrade.

From Rockbank Middle Road, you will only be able to turn left onto Caroline Springs Boulevard and traffic will not be able to cross the intersection.

No right turns will be possible from both Caroline Springs Boulevard or Rockbank Middle Road.

Follow the detour signs to the next roundabout on Caroline Springs Boulevard at either Bridgewater Terrace or The Grove and Anderson Ave to travel back to Rockbank Middle Road. A lane closure will apply in the northern direction. 40km/h speed limits will apply during construction hours.

Delays are expected and where practical, council encouraged all road users to take alternative routes and allow extra time for their journey – especially during peak times.

Melton mayor Kathy Majdlik said the project is vital work will boost safety for all road users.

“We are investing in upgrading the busy intersection at Caroline Springs Boulevard and Rockbank Middle Road as part of Melton City Council’s ongoing commitment to future-proofing

our road network and making them safer,” she said.

“Council will continue to keep residents updated on our progress so they can plan ahead.”

The current stage of the project is expected to be completed late this year, and full completion is expected in early 2025.