Wyndham council has called on the state government to upgrade a number of roads and intersections within the municipality.
The council has compiled a list of road projects it would like to see undertaken in the area after conducting traffic flow studies and examining safety levels on roads for which the state government is responsible.
The list includes an overpass on Ison Road to create a second railway crossing west of Werribee.
The council has also called for the duplication of Ballan Road (from Armstrong Road to Bolton Road) and Sayers Road (from Derrimut Road to Palmers Road).
In addition, the council wants the intersections of Point Cook and Sneydes roads, Ballan Road and Evergreen Drive, Ballan and McGrath roads, and Geelong and Alfred roads to be upgraded, plus pedestrian-operated signals to be installed on Heaths Road near Woodville Park Drive.
Council economy, innovation and liveability director Peter McKinnon said the road projects had been included in the council’s Advocacy Strategy, which was used as a basis for “advocating to other tiers of government to attract the funding for services and infrastructure our community needs”.
Work has already begun on one of the projects on the list – earlier this year, the council said it was working with VicRoads on an upgrade of the Sneydes and Point Cook roads intersection, including the installation of traffic lights.
VicRoads metro north-west transport and planning director David Teague said the organisation was working closely with the Major Road Projects Authority and Wyndham council “on a number of projects which will transform Wyndham’s arterial road network”.
He said VicRoads was considering options for an Ison Road overpass, as well as possible future upgrades to Point Cook Road.
He said potential safety improvements for Sayers Road, between Morris and Palmers roads, were also being investigated.
Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan said the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade would fix some of the region’s worst bottlenecks.