Drivers are a step closer to a better Hallam Road with builder BMD Group winning the contract to build the Andrews Labor Government’s major upgrade of the key arterial road.
Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan said the 1.2km upgrade will reduce congestion and improve safety for drivers by adding a lane in each direction between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Hampton Park.
The upgrade will also see new traffic lights added to the busy intersection at South Gippsland Highway, helping drivers safely turn to and from Hallam Road and Evans Road.
Traffic lights will also be installed at the SUEZ Hampton Park Resource and Recovery Centre to control the large number of trucks entering the site.
A dedicated left turning lane will also be added to separate turning trucks from the cars continuing on Hallam Road.
Improving this corridor will also allow for Evans Road to be reopened at the Cranbourne rail line, reconnecting the nearby communities of Lynbrook and Lyndhurst.
New walking and cycling paths will be built on each side of the road better linking the community to nearby public transport options.
More than 40,000 vehicles rely on the busy Hallam Road/South Gippsland Highway intersection each day, while more than 10,000 vehicles travel along Hallam Road each day.
The upgrade is due for completion in early 2020 and is being delivered by the Major Road Projects Authority, a dedicated new authority overseeing major road construction projects across Melbourne and Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan
“We’re adding extra lanes along Hallam Road and improving the busy South Gippsland Highway intersection to boost safety and ease congestion for up to 40,000 drivers who travel through here each day.”
“Improvements to Hallam Road and key intersection upgrades will better link suburbs across Melbourne’s south east, and finally reconnect the communities of Lyndhurst and Lynbrook.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley
“Locals want us to get on with this project and that’s exactly what we’re doing – awarding a contract so we can get started improving Hallam Road and adding extra lanes where they’re needed most.”
“We’re adding extra lanes to boost capacity, new traffic lights to improve traffic flow and walking and cycling paths to encourage active transport and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020