The $11.5 million extension of Armstrong Road in Wyndham Vale has been completed.

Wyndham council announced the opening of the road extension, which provides a connection between Greens and Black Forest roads, last week.

Mayor Mia Shaw said the extension would shorten travel times for residents, including to the Wyndham Vale train station, and reduce traffic on other roads in the area.

“By reducing reliance on local roads, we’re also making our roads safer for drivers, and get people home to their families sooner,” Cr Shaw said.

“This project is just one of many that we’re currently delivering across Wyndham.

“In this year’s budget, we allocated $146 million to capital works, with $37 going directly to local roads.”

Cr Shaw said works to rebuild and widen Forsyth Road, between Old Geelong and Sayers roads, were also “progressing well”.

“This particular project is being completed ahead of the state government’s upgrade of the Forsyth Road Freeway interchange, to alleviate as much disruption as possible,” she said.

“We’re also upgrading a 2.8 kilometre stretch of Boundary Road, between Derrimut Road and the Regional Rail Link bypass, sealing the existing surface and making the shoulders safer.”

See https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/major-projects-home for more details.