Head start for Mordialloc Freeway

7 March, 2019Mordialloc Freeway

Communities in Melbourne’s south-east are another step closer to better journeys with the appointment of a preferred tenderer for the Mordialloc Freeway project.

Early appointment of the McConnell Dowell/Decmil Joint Venture will ensure feedback received from the recent Environment Effects Statement (EES) consultation period can be considered during the design refinement process.

The EES, which considers the environmental, social, cultural and economic elements of the project along with submissions received during the consultation period will be assessed by an Independent Enquiry Panel in the first quarter of 2019.

The Joint Venture will undertake further environmental surveying and monitoring along with non-disruptive site and services investigations.

This work will build on the 13 key environmental studies completed in 2018 to ensure the final design aligns with outcomes of the EES process and that the project is built in an environmentally sustainable way.

The 9km freeway will provide an uninterrupted journey from the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village.

The project will deliver travel time savings of over 10 minutes in the evening peak, take thousands of trucks off local roads and deliver upgrades to key interchanges to improve journey reliability.

Several key environmental design improvements have already been implemented because of EES investigations including new and expanded noise wall locations to mitigate vehicle noise, wildlife underpasses, fauna fencing and twin bridge structures over the Waterways wetlands.

Construction is due to begin in late 2019 and finish by the end of 2021.

For more information about the project, visit the Mordialloc Freeway web page.

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