The Andrews Labor Government is working to fix congestion with the completion of the $49 million upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road at Cranbourne, six months ahead
of schedule.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan joined Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley on-site today to inspect the road upgrade, which is reaching its final stages.

Situated in one of outer Melbourne’s fastest growing areas, the 3.5 kilometre upgrade between Pound Rd and Thompsons Rd will address road safety issues and support population growth.

The project will address the 52 crashes that have occurred along the section of road in the five years leading up to December 2012.

Features of the upgrade include three lanes in each direction between Ormond Rd and
Glasscocks Rd, with two lanes in each direction on other sections. In addition, the intersection of Ormond Rd and Glasscocks Rd has been widened to cater for more traffic.

New traffic lights at the intersection of Rosebank Rd and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd will allow for better traffic flow through the busy intersection.

Drivers aren’t the only winners, with cyclists and pedestrians benefiting from a new shared path on both sides of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd, giving the road a boulevard feel.

Final line marking work will be undertaken over the coming week, weather permitting.

Project savings are being used to provide a major upgrade to the Greaves Rd and Pound Rd intersection, with these works due to be completed by the end of the year.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan

“We want the local community to travel safely and spend less time stuck in traffic.”

“This project caters for all road users, and will make sure cyclists and pedestrians can move around the community safely.”

Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley

“The local community and I ran a long and hard campaign to secure this much needed upgrade and I`m just so pleased to see it delivered early and under budget,”

“It is a fantastic result for the local community and one that will not only ease congestion but also ensure local residents can get to work, school and back home that much easier,”

“Thank you to everyone who joined our campaign and fought so hard to make this upgrade a reality.”