We’re reconnecting residents in Lyndhurst and Lynbrook so they can spend less time stuck in traffic, with a significant investment to reduce congestion and boost safety.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $40 million in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to duplicate 1.2 kilometres of Hallam Road between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway.

The intersection of South Gippsland Highway, Hallam Road and Evans Road will receive a major upgrade, allowing Evans Road to be reopened in its entirety, reconnecting Lyndhurst and Lynbrook.

Evans Road was closed at the level crossing in 2005 to limit the number of vehicles entering the South Gippsland Highway, due to major safety concerns around increasing traffic volumes.

Re-opening Evans Road will remove the disconnect between the communities of Lyndhurst and Lynbrook and will address strong community demand for safe north-south travel.

The Labor Government has also announced a $10 million package of planning works to upgrade outer suburban arterial roads.

As part of this package, planning will begin to deliver a business case for the future duplication of Hallam Road, from the Princes Highway to Pound Road.

The widening of Hallam Road between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway will address its dangerous past, with 22 crashes recorded in the past five years, including 13 crashes at the intersection.

Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley

“Not only will this project relieve congestion and slash travel times, it will reduce the risk and severity of crashes along this important corridor.”

“There are few things more frustrating to motorists than being stuck in traffic and that’s why we’re working to fix Hallam Road.”