Henry Road reopened

McGregor and Henry Road intersection is now open. (Supplied)

Major Road Projects Victoria has reopened Henry Road at McGregor Road with an upgraded intersection as part of the Pakenham Roads Upgrade.

Monday morning 8 July marked the conclusion of works on the intersection, with project crews reopening Henry Road onto McGregor Road at 5am in time for the morning peak and school drop-offs.

Works were completed over the weekend to finish the new McGregor Road northbound lanes between the Princes Freeway and Henry Road as well as upgrading the intersection.

Working across the weekend, crews were able to complete the northbound lanes on McGregor Road as well as the McGregor Road/Henry Road intersection and switch the concrete barriers to set up for the next stage of the project.

From 1 July to late September, the Pakenham Roads Upgrade team will work behind barriers on McGregor Road and Webster Way to complete the final stretch of major works to duplicate McGregor Road and upgrade the intersection of McGregor Road and Henry Road/Webster Way.

During this time, works include:

– Rebuild the existing road to form the new southbound lanes on McGregor Road between Webster Way and the Princes Freeway

– Widen Webster Way to add extra lanes at the intersection

– Install centre medians and kerbs

– Install traffic signals, street signs, and permanent street lighting.

To complete these works safely, McGregor Road will be closed to southbound traffic between Webster Way and the Princes Freeway, and Webster Way will be closed between Honeyeater Way and the McGregor Road intersection until late September.

Detours will be in place via Park Boulevard, Honeyeater Way, Webster Way, Bald Hill Road and Healesville-Kooweerup Road to access the Princes Freeway.

During this time, access will be open to turn right from McGregor Road to access Henry Road and The Heritage Shopping Centre.

The Pakenham Roads Upgrade is part of a wider investment in improving transport infrastructure in Pakenham. This includes the removal of the level crossings at Racecourse Road, McGregor Road and Main Street, upgrades to the Pakenham train station and the development of a new train station at East Pakenham, and upgrades to Healesville-Kooweerup Road between Southeast Boulevard/Livestock Way and Manks Road.