A significant stretch of Ballarto Road in Clyde is set to receive a $4.25 million upgrade as part of road rehabilitation works, providing a safer and more robust road for Riverifeld residents.
The works are the result of the City of Casey’s ongoing advocacy campaign for more State Government funding to upgrade key arterial roads. The rehabilitation works will include road widening, resealing and improved drainage along a 5km section, between Tuckers Road and Tooradin Station Road.
Not only will the upgrade to Ballarto Road benefit future Riverfield residents, but the wider southeast community will also reap the rewards, as it is a vital part of the local road network.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM thanked Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale for committing the funds to improve the busy road, which is currently in poor condition.
“We look forward to the resealing works at Ballarto Road, which marks an important step to support the thousands of road users relying on this vital connection in Clyde,” she said.
Once complete, Ballarto Road will connect important local community projects already underway or in planning, such as the development of the Clyde Major Activity Centre, new residential communities like Riverfield, Clyde Regional Park and the proposed Clyde Park Sports Precinct.
Ms Duff said planning for the best long-term outcome for Ballarto Road is required to support the fast growing areas of Clyde and Clyde North, set to increase to over 150,000 people by 2041. In addition, more than 16,000 jobs are expected along the Ballarto Road corridor over the next 15 years.
“Ultimately, Ballarto Road will support the much-needed Clyde Rail Link project and integrate with the proposed Clyde railway station, train stabling and maintenance yards.”
“Council understands our community is calling for the Clyde Rail Link to connect Casey’s newest communities to the metropolitan rail line, with more than 97 per cent of residents surveyed supporting this connection.”
“Upgrades to Ballarto Road, as well as the upgrade of the Clyde Road Corridor and extension and upgrade of Thompsons Road, are the top arterial road projects the community and Council most want to see happen,” added Ms Duff.
Additional road sealing will take place between Twyford Road and Beazley Road.
There will be some road and lane closures over the next six months while the works are completed, so be mindful of potential changes to traffic conditions if you’re visiting the Riverfield Land Sales Office or community site.