The Federal and South Australian Governments have together committed $40 million in funding to undertake several key projects to improve the Mitcham Hills Road Corridor.
The package of infrastructure upgrades, which is being delivered over a four-year period between 2018 and 2022 are starting to take shape.
The focus on improving road safety and efficiency includes upgrades to:
✅ Main Road and Russell Street junction
✅ Shepherds Hill Road, Brighton Parade and Waite Street intersection
✅ Old Belair Road and James Road
✅ Lighting along key sections of the corridor.
✅ Blackwood Roundabout (completed in April 2019).
Funding in this package was also used to complete a feasibility study into a road bypass at Craigburn Farm, completed in June 2019. The report is available on the City of Mitcham website.
On 25 August 2020, Mitcham Council resolved to progress with consideration for an additional exit-only road from either Star Lily Street or Verdelho Street to be opened during the declared bushfire danger season.
Conceptual design sketches and a detailed traffic assessment have been prepared to evaluate the potential impacts of these access roads and they are inviting feedback from the community.