Upgrading South Road and Narre Warren North Road
Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are a step closer to safer, smoother and more reliable journeys as the next phase of a state-shaping road upgrade rolls out.
The Australia and Victorian governments are funding both projects on a 50:50 basis, with each contributing $22.5 million toward the South Road Upgrade project, and $31 million toward the Narre Warren North Road Upgrade project.
Both upgrades will create a total of about 600 jobs throughout construction, while improving capacity and creating a better travel experience in Melbourne’s south-east.
As part of the South Road Upgrade, five intersections will be improved between the Nepean Highway and Warrigal Road, to deliver safer and more reliable travel times for 40,000 drivers each day.
A new citybound right turn lane will be built to improve access to Nepean Highway along with a new right turning lane at the East Boundary Road intersection to relieve bottlenecks and reduce congestion.
The Narre Warren North Road Upgrade will include increasing the number of lanes from two to four between Fox and Belgrave-Hallam roads, along with upgrades to the Heatherton Road, Ernst Wanke Road and Memorial Drive intersections to help improve safety and improve traffic flow.
These projects are part of a significant program of upgrades to Melbourne’s suburban roads.