Princes Highway Intersection upgrade works completed at Glismann Road/Beaconsfield Avenue and O’Neil Road, Beaconsfield
The works to upgrade Princes Highway intersections at Glismann Road/Beaconsfield Avenue and O’Neil Road in Beaconsfield have been completed with both intersections now fully signalised and operational
These Princes Highway intersections are the first of several Princes Highway intersections in Cardinia Shire to be upgraded over the next three years as part of Council’s Better Local Roads program. These works are being funded by Council ($18.3M) and the Australian Government’s Urban Congestion Fund ($17.8M).
The Glismann Road/Beaconsfield Avenue intersection is now a fully signalised intersection with:
- upgraded street lighting
- pavement widening on Old Princes Highway
- a new left turn slip lane into Beaconsfield Avenue
- an extended right turn lane into Beaconsfield Ave
- dual right turn lanes out of Beaconsfield Avenue
- pavement resurfacing; underground drainage upgrades; signalised bicycle crossings and landscaping works.
The O’Neil Road intersection is now a full signalised intersection with:
- a fully signalised t-intersection with dual right-turn lanes
- the addition of bus lanes on the Princes Highway
- dedicated signals for cyclists
- improvements to drainage and connected shared paths from Desmond Court to the Princes Highway
- a new roundabout at Pink Hill Boulevard.
“These Princes Highway upgrades, between Pakenham and Beaconsfield, are expected to reduce congestion and improve travel time reliability along this vital growth corridor. Most importantly these upgrades will also improve safety, reducing the risk of fatal or serious injury for all road users, in this highly populated area, while also increasing access through greater network connectivity for all road users.” Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Brett Owen said.
Federal Member for Latrobe, Jason Wood, said “I’m very proud to have secured Federal funding for the upgrades at the Princes Highway/Glismann Road Intersection and Princes Highway / O’Neil Road Intersection, Beaconsfield, as these intersections have caused so much community feedback regarding how dangerous the roads are”.
“I have personally spoken to people, who have tragically been involved in dangerous incidents at the O’Neil Road Intersection which is why I made it my priority to secure funding to improve these intersections. I thank Cardinia Shire Council for working with me to ensure people get home sooner and safer”, he said.
Cr Owen said: “We’re pleased to be providing funding of $18.3M for this intersection program, with works now completed at these Intersections at Glismann Road / Beaconsfield Avenue and O’Neil Road Beaconsfield”.
“The completion of these projects at key intersections will improve the travel experience for all road-users and improved safety along this section of the Princes Highway. There are two schools close to this intersection and the improvement in safety and reduction in congestion will be to the advantage of students, teachers and parents alike.” Cr Owen said.
Other intersections being investigated through the $36M Princes Highway Intersections program include:
- Brunt Road/Whiteside Rd, Beaconsfield
- Bayview Road, Officer
- Tivendale Road/Station Street, Officer
- McMullen Road, Officer
- Arena Parade, Officer
- Thewlis Road, Pakenham
For more information visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/betterlocalroads