What we heard about the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade

10 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade. The latest community update is now available.

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade and received over 270 pieces of feedback from the community in the area. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

During consultation, we heard the following themes are important to the community:

  • traffic congestion
  • local access
  • safety,
  • the environment

Feedback we received during consultation has been used to update the proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. We’ll now:

  • install traffic lights to provide safer pedestrian crossings to community facilities and local schools
  • continue walking and cycling path across the Plenty River bridge towards Mernda Station.

Next steps

The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade is part of the Northern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the north. The Northern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.

We released a request for proposal (RFP) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades. Construction will start from 2020.