We're upgrading the Forsyth Road Interchange to improve access to the Princes Freeway.

Progress

Forsyth Road Interchange, Hoppers Crossing

We’re continuing to upgrade the Forsyth Road Interchange to improve access to the Princess Freeway and businesses in Hoppers Crossing.

Current works

In July we’ll:

  • continue to straighten Forsyth Road as well as building a new road surface and footpaths on Ashcroft Avenue
  • conduct drainage works near the traffic lights at the Homemaker Centre entrance. No right turn into the Old Geelong Road service road from mid-July to early August.

In August, we'll:

  • move traffic onto the new straightened section of Forsyth Road and replace the roundabout with traffic lights
  • open new lanes on Ashcroft Avenue and reopen access to Newport Avenue
  • move the route 151 and 153 bus stops back to Ashcroft Avenue in their permanent positions
  • build a new section of Old Geelong Road. Access to the Homemaker Centre will be via the traffic lights at the western end only
  • continue work to widen freeway ramps, with some closures in place
  • build a large overhead sign on Boardwalk Boulevard.

We'll also continue works to strengthen the old Forsyth Road bridges. Traffic will travel on the new bridge while we complete this work. We'll open all lanes of the bridge in late September.

Why Forsyth Road?

More than 28,000 cars and trucks rely on the Forsyth Road interchange at Hoppers Crossing every day.

For several growing suburbs, the interchange connects you to residential areas, local services, jobs and businesses. It’s also one of the main routes for freight in the Wyndham area.

Upgrading this interchange means traffic will flow better, roads will be safer and you can get to where you need to go sooner.

Project details

At the Forsyth Road interchange, we’re:

  • adding an extra lane in each direction
  • straightening Forsyth Road and Old Geelong Road to connect to Ashcroft Ave
  • replacing the roundabout at Ashcroft Avenue with traffic lights
  • widening the bridges over the Princes Freeway and the train line
  • adding a new lane to each of the entry and exit ramps at the Princes Freeway
  • building new walking and cycling paths.

Benefits

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when travelling on this busy road:

  • improved access to the Princes Freeway
  • a better north-south connection, improving traffic flow and travel times for rapidly growing communities
  • improved safety and journey reliability by adding extra lanes,upgrading intersections and realigning the road
  • easier access for people to walk and cycle.

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