Drivers in Carrum are a step closer to a safer and less congested drive on Lathams 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 Lathams Road, an extra lane will be added in each direction between Oliphant Way and Dandenong-Frankston Road to boost capacity and reduce congestion.
The existing roundabouts at Oliphant Way and Frankston Gardens Drive will be widened, ew traffic lights will be installed at the Stephensons Road and Colemans Road intersections to improve traffic flow and there’ll be a new bridge over Peninsula Link.
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 Carrum Sonya Kilkenny
“This upgrade will improve travel times, slash congestion, improve safety and boost reliability along Lathams Road so people can get to work, school and move around the area more easily.”
“We’re getting on with this vital upgrade to help people get to and from work and home and provide better and safer access around the growing industrial areas.”