Local motorists entering the Princes Freeway from Clyde Road in Berwick will soon be able to do so more efficiently, following the announcement of $89,000 of funding as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Outer Metro Congestion Relief program.

The project will target a key congestion hot spot and improve the operation of this busy intersection.

Road users travelling on the southern approach to the Princes Freeway currently experience delays in the left lane as a result of the operation of the left turn green arrow.

The intersection is designed to allow city-bound drivers exiting the Princes Freeway at Clyde Road to travel straight through the intersection and re-enter the freeway.

The traffic signal operation currently allows for this option, which results in delays to Clyde Road traffic turning left onto the Freeway.

This project will see the removal of this option, allowing vehicles to turn left or right only, which will significantly reduce congestion for vehicles entering the Princes Freeway.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley

“This project will reduce congestion and increase safety for local motorists who often find themselves stuck in traffic at this intersection,”

“We’re investing in improving and upgrading our local roads so that local residents spend less time stuck in traffic and more time at home with their families.”