GREAVES AND POUND ROAD INTERSECTION TO BE UPGRADED
The intersection of Greaves Rd and Pound Rd will receive a $1 million facelift to reduce delays, as part of the $45 million upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd.
The improvements to the intersection will halve the average peak delay that road users face, reducing queuing and delays by an addition of a left turn lane and longer right turn on both Pound Rd and Greaves Rd.
The upgrade to Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd is being delivered ahead of time and under budget. The savings from the project are being used to upgrade the Greaves Rd and Pound Rd intersection which was not included in the initial design.
A 2012 traffic survey demonstrated that the average queue lengths in the peak periods were exceeding 250 metres and that these lengths may triple by 2021 if they were not addressed. This section of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd has 29,000 vehicles per day travelling through it, with the future volume expected to increase further.
The Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd upgrade between Pound Rd and Thompsons Rd began in January 2014.
Quotes Attributable to the Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley
This intersection is located in the heart of our growing local community and is used by countless local residents'”
“I know many find themselves frustrated when attempting to negotiate this intersection and I`m glad we can now fix it,”
“It’s fantastic to see so many significant roads projects in the local area progressing well, which is a major boost for our local community,”
“It is a much needed and valuable finishing touch to our upgrade of Narre Warren Cranbourne Road.”