Improving road safety for Bentons Road in Moorooduc

Councillor Dixon, Shire's Project Manager Aidan Gallagher and  Mayor O'Connor at Bentons Road in Moorooduc.jpg

Mornington Peninsula Shire will soon be completing the third and final stage of the Bentons Road upgrade in Moorooduc – one of the Peninsula’s significant east-west road corridors.

As part of the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery funding program, the final stage will be improving the section of Bentons Road between Moorooduc Highway and Derril Road.

This stage follows the already completed widening of Loders Road, as well as the construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Bentons Road and Derril Road.

Stage three works will include:

  • widening of the existing road pavement
  • installation of new and upgrade of existing drainage infrastructure
  • installation of crash barriers
  • an upgrade of the intersection of Gorman/Rickards/Bentons Road.

As part of the stage three works, a 1.6km stretch of Bentons will be constructed with Plastiphalt – an asphalt product using recycled waste plastic.

This is one of the larger road projects undertaken by the Shire and approximately 1,450 tonnes of Plastiphalt will be used, with around 5 tonnes of plastic (1.8 million plastic packages) diverted from landfill.

This is part of Council’s Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy aiming to enhance the Peninsula’s built environment to meet our diverse community’s needs without detriment to the natural environment.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“This project is part of Council’s Towards Zero 2020–2025 Road Safety Strategy which aims to achieve zero deaths and serious injuries on roads within the Shire by 2050.”

Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:

“The Shire is working hard on improving our vital road network across the Peninsula. Projects such as this one, are part of Council’s commitment to providing a safer and more user-friendly network for our community.”

Photo caption: (L – R): Councillor Dixon, Shire’s Project Manager Aidan Gallagher and Mayor O’Connor at Bentons Road in Moorooduc.

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