CONGESTION BUSTING UPGRADES FOR LOCAL ROADS

Locals will benefit from a better, safer, less congested Hall Road and Western Port Highway, with two new major upgrades from a re-elected Andrews Labor Government.

The $169 million Hall Road investment will see major improvements for local families, including duplicating 5.2 kilometres from McCormicks Road to Cranbourne-Frankston Road, doubling the existing two lanes to four.

The project will also see construction of new traffic lights at the intersections of McCormicks Road, Taylors Road, Western Port Highway and Evans Road, and an upgrade of the intersection at Cranbourne-Frankston Road, helping to address what the Frankston Standard Leader has dubbed a “notorious bottleneck”.

Benefiting local pedestrians and cyclists, the investment will also see new shared paths on both sides of Hall Road, as well as the installation of new street lighting, safety barriers, road signage and landscaping.

A re-elected Labor Government will also invest $54.3 million to remove two congested roundabouts at Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road on the Western Port Highway and replace them with new traffic lights.

Under a re-elected Labor Government, planning and pre-construction work on both projects will begin in 2019, with major works kickstarting in 2020. Upgrades to the Western Port Highway will be finished by 2022, while Hall Road will be complete by 2023.

Today’s announcement builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive investments to ease local congestion, including widening Thompsons Road with more than 10 kilometres of new lanes, the removal of the level crossing near Merinda Park Station, duplicating Lathams Road and building the Mordialloc Freeway.

It stands in contrast to the Liberals, who want to flood Melbourne’s outer suburbs with over a million new residents by fast-tracking 290,000 new housing lots. Only Labor will deliver the big improvement that matter to local families, including upgrading Hall Road and Western Port Highway.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Work is underway to widen Thompsons Road and the level crossing is already gone. Now, we’ll get on and fix those notorious bottlenecks.”

“This upgrade will end that constant frustration that local families know all too well.”

Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny

“Anyone who uses these roads will know how badly these upgrades are needed. This will make a real difference to local families.”

Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“When it comes to delivering an upgraded Hall Road and Western Port Highway, only Labor has the track-record that locals can rely on.”