Drivers in Cranbourne are a step closer to a safer and less congested drive on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road with three builders now shortlisted to build the Andrews Labor Government’s massive Suburban Roads Upgrade.
Access Arterial, Connecting Melbourne and Netflow have been shortlisted to submit tenders to upgrade 14 key roads as part of the $2.2 billion northern and south eastern packages of the Suburban Roads Upgrades.
The Labor Government is making the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history by undertaking 14 projects to upgrade the arterial roads across Melbourne’s outer north and south-east that need it most.
On Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, extra lanes are being added in each direction between Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway to boost capacity and reduce congestion.
The existing roundabout at Berwick-Cranbourne Road will be replaced with traffic lights, new traffic lights will be installed at the South Gippsland Highway as well as upgrades to key intersections will be undertaken to improve traffic flow.
These upgrades will reduce congestion and bring down travel times, while boosting safety and connecting communities across our growing outer north and south-east suburbs.
With work already underway on the Western Roads Upgrade, the record $4 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade will improve 22 priority roads across Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs.
These important upgrades are being overseen by the Major Road Projects Authority – a new, dedicated authority established to deliver a pipeline of major road upgrades and projects across Melbourne and Victoria.
The consortia will now submit tenders to carry out the northern and south-eastern packages of the Suburban Roads Upgrade as detailed planning, design and community consultation continues.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“We’re getting on with delivering key upgrades to roads across Melbourne’s outer suburbs – with construction already underway in Melbourne’s west and, now, three consortia bidding to get on with the two remaining packages in Melbourne’s south-east and north.”
“Drivers will be the big winners as we push on with delivering these key projects – and get on with delivering billions of dollars of road upgrades across Melbourne.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera
“Locals know just how frustrating congestion can be along Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road – that’s why we’re duplicating the road and upgrading intersections to improve journeys and reliability through Cranbourne.”
“By upgrading Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, we’re offering a real alternative for north-south travellers and significantly improving access to the south east’s freeway network.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020