Drivers in the growing south east will get a faster, less congested commute with massive new upgrades to Lathams Road in Seaford.
The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – to fix 22 key suburban arterials and create more than 4,200 jobs.
A two-and-a-half-kilometre section of Lathams Road will be duplicated from two lanes to four between Oliphant Way and Frankston-Dandenong Road.
Key intersections will also be upgraded at Frankston Gardens Drive and Frankston-Dandenong Road and a new bridge will be built over Peninsula Link.
These changes will reduce congestion along Frankston-Dandenong Road, improving safety, slashing travel times throughout the south east and improving access for industry.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $2.2 billion to upgrade 13 key arterial routes across the northern and south-eastern suburbs, on top of the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade announced in last year’s budget.
The Suburban Roads Upgrade will fix more than 50 kilometres of roads across Melbourne.
As part of the Suburban Roads Upgrade package, other key routes through Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs will be upgraded, including Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road and Thompsons Road.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“This is the single biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – it will fix local roads and get people home sooner.”
“With work already underway on the Western Roads Upgrade, this unprecedented investment will now mean the benefits of this project are felt across our city from Werribee to Pakenham, from Doreen to Dingley.”
Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny
“This upgrade will improve travel times, slash congestion, improve safety and boost reliability along Lathams Road so people can get to work, school and move around the area more easily.”
“Lathams Rd is such a vital road link for many people in the local community. This important upgrade will help people get to and from work and home and provide better and safer access around the growing industrial areas.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020