Residents of Melbourne’s south-east suburbs will spend less time in traffic and get home faster, thanks to the proposed new Mordialloc Freeway.
The new freeway was first proposed as the Mordialloc Bypass, a 9km arterial road linking the end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road to the Dingley Bypass. Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson says that locals told the Government they want a four-lane freeway. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $75 million to upgrade the bypass, meeting their wishes.
The freeway will connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, creating a continuous freeway from Frankston to Clayton. There will be entry and exit ramp interchanges at Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road, and a new interchange at Thames Promenade.
The $375 million project will create more than 400 jobs and cut 10-minutes off a trip between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Dingley Bypass. It will also ease congestion on roads like the Nepean Highway, Boundary Road, Wells Road, Westall Road and Springvale Road.
Construction will start next year, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.