Drivers in Melbourne’s south-east are a step closer to the congestion busting Mordialloc Freeway, with two contractors now shortlisted to start works on the new freeway.
CPB/Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and McConnell Dowell/Decmil Joint Venture have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $375 million project.
The Andrews Labor Government has listened to the community and will build this important new connection to a freeway standard, reducing congestion and providing more reliable travel times.
The nine-kilometre freeway will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, creating a continuous connection from Frankston.
The four-lane freeway will feature entry and exit ramp interchanges at Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road.
Drivers will benefit from travel time savings of up to 10 minutes in each direction between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Dingley Bypass.
The new Mordialloc Bypass will divert tens of thousands of vehicles from nearby arterial roads, giving local roads back to local residents.
A new Thames Promenade interchange will be built, making it easier for drivers to access the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and a new shared user path will be built along the entire length, offering a safer route for cyclists and pedestrians.
Major construction is expected to start in 2019 and be completed by the end of 2021.
Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“We’re not wasting a single minute getting on with this important project which will slash travel times and congestion and give local roads back to local residents.”
Quote attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“We’re getting on with it - just weeks ago, we announced further funding to upgrade the Mordialloc Bypass to a freeway standard and now we’ve shortlisted contractors to tender for this exciting project.”
Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny
“Locals have told us that they want this new project built to relieve congestion and slash travel times – so we’re getting on with the job by announcing the shortlist of contractors who want to build this important project.”
Quote attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“We’re building Melbourne’s newest freeway, linking Frankston and Mordialloc with a four lane freeway to ease congestion and give local roads back to local communities.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020