Glasscocks Rd and South Gippsland Highway intersection works

Glasscocks Road in Cranbourne North, currently finishes approximately 350m short of the South Gippsland Highway. This project will connect Glasscocks Rd to the South Gippsland Highway and include a signalised traffic intersection near the existing Golf Club Rd, which will be removed as part of these works.

The work is being carried out in five stages, with preliminary works beginning in April 2021 and completion due July 2022 (noting that project dates may be affected by weather and supply issues).

The City of Casey is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia with the population forecast to grow by around 67 per cent by 2041. To cater for this increased growth, a new east-west link between the South Gippsland Highway and Narre Warren Crabourne Road is needed to ease traffic congestion, particularly in and around the residential areas of Cranbourne, Cranbourne North and Clyde North.

Connecting Glasscocks Road to the South Gippsland Highway will provide an alternative east-west link to Thompsons Road, which is already experiencing significant congestion. This will improve travel times and road safety for vehicles and pedestrians in the Cranbourne North area.

In order to complete the work, a section of the South Gippsland Highway will be closed from 31 January to June 2022. This will be done in stages and motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes when traveling through the area.

Council has also notified local bus companies, who have incorporated the anticipated delays into their timetables for the duration of the works period.

As there will be significant excavation, the carriageway under construction will need to remain closed for the duration of that Stage of the project (including overnight), for the safety of all road users.

Stage 1: April 2021-January 2022

Work primarily in Glasscocks Rd, includes service relocation.

Stage 2: 31 January – March 2022

Work extends into the South Gippsland Highway, with the south-bound carriage way of the Highway closed in the works area (approximately 400 metres).

Stage 3: April 2022 – May 2022

North-bound carriageway of the South Gippsland Highway closed and traffic redirected onto the south-bound carriageway in the works area. This will allow access to the newly constructed Classcocks Road southeast turning lane entry only.

Stage 4: May – June 2022

Removal of the temporary shoulder in the works area.

Stage 5: May – June 2022

Median strip works, requiring closure of the fast lanes of both the north and south-bound lanes of the South Gippsland Highway in the works area.

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