The end of the Tarneit Road upgrade is almost in sight.
The $6 million upgrade, near the Hogans Road intersection, was originally scheduled to be finished by October, 2017.
However, the project deadline was extended by more than 12 months due to changes to underground gas, electricity and water services which interfered with the contractor’s ability to carry out the works.
Wyndham council’s director of city operations, Stephen Thorpe last week said that asphalting works, carried out between January 14 to 16, had been completed.
“We are on track for works to conclude in April,” he said.
“Next on the schedule is electrical, landscaping and footpath works, which will have little or no impact on traffic.
“Following this, the only major works that remain are the traffic signals, which will be completed by VicRoads and Powercor.”
In October last year, the council posted on its Facebook page, apologising to residents
for the lengthy delay in the upgrade’s completion.
“Motorists have been rightly frustrated by the ongoing delays and our dissatisfaction continues to be conveyed to the contractor,” the post read.
“Whilst the project is complex, there is no reasonable excuse for the contractor to not have completed the works.
“It’s fair to say we are extremely disappointed at how long it has taken.”
When the Tarneit Road upgrade is finished, it will include an extra lane added in each direction between Hogans Road and Caraleena Drive and traffic lights at the Good News Lutheran College entrance.