This involves constructing access ramps on the Hume Freeway at O'Herns Road Epping North, extending Edgars Road from Cooper Street to O'Herns Road and duplicating a one kilometre section of O'Herns Road.
This will relieve the congested Hume Freeway/Cooper Street interchange and accommodate the imminent traffic growth once the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable and Flower Market opens. It will allow for freight movements and emergency vehicles for the Northern Hospital to use the Cooper Street interchange and private commuter traffic to use the O'Herns Road interchange, delivering efficiency and safety to the entire Epping Road network.
Detailed information on this project including economic and community benefits is available on the City of Whittlesea website.
An inspired group of residents from Epping North has been so motivated to tell their story of how a lack of proper transport has impacted on their lives they have put their tale to film. The Aurora Community Association has produced their own video that showcases some compelling examples of how poor access to transport impacts on the lives of people in the Aurora Estate in Epping North. The video supports the Access Denied campaign – with residents calling on the State Government to build the O’Herns Road / Hume Freeway interchange. You can check out the Aurora Community Association's CONGESTION COSTS video below.
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