Sod turned on Truganina carriageway

L-R Bob Turner, Ed Krushka, Sophie Ramsey, Goran Kesic, Julie Shannon.

Stockland has started construction on a new $10 million single carriageway at Truganina that will run 1.7 kilometres east to west linking Stockland’s Mt. Atkinson and Grandview Communities.

Grand Boulevard aims to improve daily commuting and safety for those travelling between the Stockland communities, as well as the Edmund Rice Community Centre, Rockbank, the Western Freeway and Hopkins Road.

An intersection near the Edmund Rice Community Centre will also improve safety, ensuring community groups can access the surrounding area. The road project is expected to be finalised in mid-2023.

Stockland Project Director, Ed Krushka said for 70 years Stockland has created some of Australia’s most liveable communities across the country and has been committed to improving accessibility and safety for communities.

“With the western growth corridor rapidly expanding and more than 267,000 people moving to the area since 2010, this vital piece of infrastructure will meet the needs of the growing Mt. Atkinson community,” Krushka said.

“The new road will help to improve travel times; access to work, recreation and services; and safety that will benefit our current and prospective residents, as well as the wider community.”

Mayor of the City of Melton Goran Kesic said once complete, the road will be a welcome addition for the area.

“Road improvements are high on Melton City Council’s agenda and we welcome the commitment from Stockland to bring the Truganina community an improved roadway. The Grand Boulevard carriageway is set to improve safety and travel for residents and visitors alike and we look forward to seeing construction progress,” Kesic said.

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