Two long-awaited infrastructure projects for Sunbury are taking off this month.

Work is about to begin at the notorious intersection of Gap Road and Horne Street to replace the roundabout with traffic lights, while construction has just begun on Sunbury’s
$19 million global learning centre.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull last week announced that Winslow Constructors had been contracted to carry out the $6.4 million intersection upgrade and work was expected to start this month.

“We’re getting on with this important upgrade to remove a bottleneck which has frustrated the community for years,” Mr Bull said.

The roundabout will be replaced with traffic lights, turning lanes, pedestrian crossings and bike lanes.

Work to relocate services at the intersection, including power, gas and water pipes and phone lines, is planned to begin in March.

“To minimise disruption and inconvenience for the community, one lane will remain open in all directions at the intersection with the majority of these works taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm,” a spokesman from Mr Bull’s office told Star Weekly.

“The speed limit on all approaches to the intersection will be 40 kilometres per hour during construction.”

The state government said construction was expected to be completed by late in the year.

On March 2, work to build the Hume Global Learning Centre at Macedon Street in Sunbury began.

Hume mayor Geoff Porter said the beginning of the long-awaited project was a momentous occasion for the town.

“Today we saw years of hard work on plans, designs, advocacy and community consultation come to fruition with the commencement of works on this community facility,” Cr Porter said.

The centre is expected to open in 2019. Visit www.hume.vic.gov.au for more information.