Cardinia Shire welcomes congestion package funding announcement

Published: 11 February 2019

Cardinia Shire Council welcomes the announcement of federal government funding to improve road conditions and address congestion.

The announced funding commitment includes: $13m for intersection improvements at the Monash Freeway and McGregor Road, and $17.8m for intersection upgrades along the Princes Freeway from Glismann Road to Thewlis Road.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Graeme Moore said the funding commitment will enable projects to improve road conditions across some of the shire’s biggest road congestion and safety issues.

“With high levels of residential growth in Cardinia Shire, combined with growth in businesses in the region and increased investment in employment-creating industries, these improvements are much-needed.

“Council will now progress to detailed designs to get these projects ‘on the road’ for our community.

“Council has been advocating on behalf of our community for these improvements, and will continue to do so to ensure the broader road network across our Shire can cope with increasing traffic demands,” he said.

Princes Highway intersection upgrades

The upgrading of intersections along the Princes Highway will address the congestion and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

Improvements will:

  • improve safety
  • reduce delays
  • help access between townships.

Intersections marked for improvements:

  • Beaconsfield Avenue/Glismann Road Intersection
  • O'Neil Road Intersection
  • Brunt Road/Whiteside Road Intersection
  • Bayview Road Intersection
  • Tivendale Road/Station Street Intersection
  • McMullen Road Intersection
  • Arena Parade Intersection
  • Thewlis Road Intersection

McGregor Road Interchange, east ramps

The upgrade of the Pakenham Bypass interchange with McGregor Road to include ramps for traffic existing or entering the freeway from the east is a much-needed improvement to this arterial road.

The project will:

  • improve safety
  • reduce delays
  • improve access to employment and residential areas
  • support creating local jobs.

For more information, visit: https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/releases/2019/february/at010_2019.aspx