Drivers in Frankston are a step closer to a safer and less congested drive on Golf Links 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.
There will be upgrades to the six-way roundabout at Golf Links Road, Grant Road, Warrandyte Road and Baxter-Tooradin Road. There will be improvements to the intersections at McClelland Drive and Peninsula Link off-ramp.
The road surface will be improved along Golf Links Road from Peninsula Link to Frankston-Flinders Road and new safety barriers will be installed.
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.
As noted by 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.”
As noted by Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“This is an important step towards this vital upgrade to make Golf Links Road safer and more reliable, with an upgraded roundabout at Baxter-Tooradin Road and Warrandyte Road, improved intersections and better line marking.”
“These rehabilitation works will significantly improve safety for the more than 8,000 drivers that rely on Golf Links Road and Grant Road every day.”