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Melbourne road upgrade ahead of schedule

Major works on a road upgrade in Melbourne’s outer south-east have been completed – nine months ahead of schedule

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are set to benefit from improved journeys in the city’s outer south-east as major works have been completed on the Hall Road Upgrade.

Completed nine months ahead of schedule, the road upgrade will allow 17,000 daily motorists to use Hall Road’s 5.2 kilometres of new lanes, the Victorian government says.

New signalised intersections have also been added at McCormicks Road, Taylors Road, Western Port Highway and Evans and Cranbourne-Frankston roads.

“We are getting on with delivering the biggest and most transformative suburban roads upgrade program in Victoria’s history across Melbourne’s outer suburbs,” Victorian transport infrastructure minister Danny Pearson says.

“This project will better connect local communities in Melbourne’s outer south-east to jobs, healthcare and education, while greatly improving traffic flow along Hall Road.”

Final asphalt works are set to be completed in March, with minor close-out works underway until late in the year.

The state government says that the Hall Road Upgrade will build on improvements already delivered through the Thompsons Road and Hallam Road Upgrades, along with improvements on the Western Port Highway and Lathams Road.

These upgrades are expected to significantly improve safety and reduce congestion for the 112,000 combined motorists who use these roads every day, the state government says.

Since construction began in 2022, the project has created more than 850 direct jobs and more than 42,000 tonnes of asphalt have been laid.

More information: Project update

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