A number of residents have expressed concerns with the lengthy closure of Houdini Drive for the installation of traffic signals.
Following a fatality at the intersection of Houdini Drive and Vineyard Road in October 2015, residents signed an online petition to fast-track the installation of traffic lights at Diggers Rest.
The township has experienced exceptional growth in recent times with the development of the Bloomdale and St Genevieve Estates.
Vineyard Road is recognised as a major connecting thoroughfare, linking Sunbury and Melton which includes Caroline Springs.
BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, issued notification that the intersection upgrade works and the installation of traffic signals will require the intersection to be closed from the start of March 2017 and expected to re-open at the end of June 2017.
Local resident Bruce Francis is frustrated by the potential 4 month closure of the intersection and he has spoken with his elected representatives and he plans to launch a petition.
The proposed detour route diverts traffic movements to a second entry point along Vineyard Road which has less safety design features than the existing Houdini Drive turn off.
An information session regarding the proposed works and traffic disruptions will be held at the Diggers Rest Community Centre on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 7:00pm.