Work has started on the removal of a dangerous Delahey roundabout.

Construction workers began the task of replacing the roundabout at the intersection of Kings and Taylors roads with traffic lights on Friday.

The $7.3 million project will also entail the intersection being raised 75 millimetres to improve safety and a pedestrian-operated crossing installed, along with new footpaths and bicycle lanes.

The elevated designed has been modelled on a successful project in the Netherlands that slows traffic.

VicRoads says the intersection will remain open at all times during the work, but reduced speed limits and some lane closures may be put in place.

St Albans MP Natalie Suleyman said the project was expected by be finished towards the end of the year.

“As well as major safety improvements, the upgrade will see better traffic times and reduced queuing, particularly during the busy morning and afternoon peak periods,” she said.

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