Upgrade complete on Hacketts Road

By Esther Lauaki

Works have wrapped up on the upgrade of Hacketts Road in Point Cook.
The stretch of road between Aviation Road to Tamworth Grove has been sealed and widened, and the intersection of Aviation Road has been upgraded.
Cr Mia Shaw said the $4 million Wyndham project would help to alleviate some of the congestion experienced by motorists.
“Before works started, up to 450 vehicles would drive along Hacketts Road daily,” Cr Shaw said.
“With the State Government ramping up its works on the Duncans Road interchange, and more development taking place to the south of Point Cook, we are expecting this number to grow over the coming months.
“That’s why we thought we’d get on the front foot and upgrade the road before it became more congested. The upgraded road will assist in reducing some of the traffic currently experienced between Point Cook, Werribee South, and the Princes Freeway.”
Cr Shaw said safety on local roads is one of Council’s top priorities.
“Safety was definitely at the forefront of our minds when deciding to upgrade Hacketts Road. The improved surface will ensure a smoother and safer drive for motorists in the local area,” she said.
“I’d also like to thank drivers for their patience as these works were delivered, with the road closed for the duration of the works.
“This is never ideal, but in doing so, we were able to complete the works as quickly as possible.”