Drivers in Melbourne’s south-east can look forward to a faster and less congested drive on Hallam Road as the Andrews Labor Government begins major works on a massive upgrade.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today visited the Hallam Road Upgrade where work is underway to improve the South Gippsland Highway and Hallam Road intersection.
The upgrade will add a new lane in each direction for 1.2 kilometres between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Hampton Park.
It will also include the installation of new traffic lights at the busy South Gippsland Highway and Hallam Road intersection, improving traffic flow and helping drivers safely turn to and from Hallam Road and Evans Road.
Traffic lights will be installed at the SUEZ Hampton Park Resource and Recovery Centre to safely control the large number of trucks entering and leaving the site.
A dedicated turning lane will also be added to separate turning trucks from the cars continuing on Hallam Road.
Improving this corridor and major intersection 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 for pedestrians and cyclists, improving connections to nearby public transport options.
More than 40,000 vehicles travel through the busy Hallam Road/South Gippsland Highway intersection each day, while more than 10,000 vehicles rely on Hallam Road each day.
The upgrade is due for completion in early 2020 and is being delivered by the Major Road Projects Authority.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“Drivers know just how frustrating it is to be stuck in traffic on Hallam Road or waiting to turn at South Gippsland Highway – that’s why we’re adding lanes and upgrading key intersections on to get traffic moving.”
“This project has been talked about for long enough – only an Andrews Labor Government is delivering the congestion busting road upgrades that drivers in the south east need.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020