Forest Red Gum Drive was initially a no-through road connecting from Mt Ridley Road, servicing semi-rural properties. The road was extended into a new urban subdivision to the north. This connection was opened in December 2020 and provided the 6,000 new properties with an alternative road to travel towards Craigieburn.
As a result, the traffic volume on Forest Red Gum Drive has increased significantly, with approximately 10,000 vehicles using the road per day. Additional roads with higher vehicle capacity will be built in the future, providing new connections to the existing arterial road network.
These roads include:
- Aitken Boulevard, which will be extended to Donnybrook Road by the end of 2023
- Lindum Vale North/South Connector, which will be the extension of Brossard Road to Mt Ridley Road and is expected to be delivered in the next 5-10 years
This will alleviate some of Forest Red Gum Drive's demand, with alternative routes becoming available to accommodate higher traffic volumes.
Residents in the area have said they used to walk along the shoulder of Forest Red Gum Drive and felt a level of comfort due to the low traffic volume. However, the recent increase in traffic has made conditions for pedestrians and cyclists more difficult.
How to participate
Council is seeking your input on how you currently use Forest Red Gum Drive and your priorities for the future of the road.
Please give us your feedback by Monday 26 September 2022 by:
filling out a short survey
|emailing the Traffic Team at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|phoning the Traffic Team on 0400 652 559|
|posting to Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas Vic 3047|