A $3 million upgrade of Hoppers Lane has been completed.

A third lane has been added to the stretch of road between Sneydes Road and the Princes Freeway, while the existing two lanes have been resurfaced and wider shoulders added. The work was jointly funded by Wyndham council, VicRoads and the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA).

Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard said the revamp would make a big difference to the 10,000 vehicles that travel along Hoppers Lane each day.

“Adding a third lane has allowed for the construction of several right-turning lanes, including into Suzanne Cory High School and the Victoria University athletics track, which will reduce congestion for drivers,” Cr Maynard said.

“Extensions to the footpaths, upgraded pedestrian crossings, street lighting upgrades and improved bus stops will also make the road safer for pedestrians and public transport users.”

Paul Byrne, from the VPA, said the extra lane was the final part of a $71 million state government roadworks package aimed at improving access to and around East Werribee.

“East Werribee has enormous potential and these vital roadworks will help spur the area’s renewal,” Mr Byrne said.