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One year of construction - Mordialloc Freeway

27 October, 2020Mordialloc Freeway


It’s been a massive year on the Mordialloc Freeway since we started construction in October 2019.

Over the past year we’ve worked more than 650,000 construction hours, laid almost 3 million tonnes of earth and relocated over 74km of utilities along the Freeway.

As well as building the freeway foundations, we’ve also made great progress as we prepare to build the freeway bridges over local roads. At Old Dandenong Road we’ve completed the abutments that will support each end of the bridge and in early November we’ll lift the freeway’s first bridge beams into place over the road.

Retaining walls for the bridge being built at Old Dandenong Road

Retaining walls for the bridge being built at Old Dandenong Road.

At Braeside Park, we’ve also completed the structure for the pedestrian underpass that will maintain the important connection between Braeside Park and the Woodlands Industrial Estate.

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Pedestrian Underpass at Braeside Park

Where we’re building new freeway interchanges, we’ve also started works to widen local roads to build new lanes and allow space for entry and exit ramps. Locals travelling on Centre Dandenong and Governor roads may have noticed that they are already driving on some of these new lanes.

Works to move utilities and build the bridge foundations over Governor Road

Works to move utilities and build the bridge foundations at Governor Road

Over the past year we’ve also been taking opportunities to make sustainable choices while we work. To date we’ve reused more than 13 million litres of water, laid more than 5,800 tonnes of recycled asphalt and installed over 2km worth of recycled-material pipes to build our drainage.

Piling works for the twin bridges at Waterways

Piling works for the twin bridges at Waterways

As we work to complete the freeway next year, you’ll also see other key parts of the project take shape such as the noise walls, the new pedestrian and cycling path along the full length of the freeway, and the landscaping works that will see over a million new plants, shrubs and trees planted. For more information visit our project page.

The Mordialloc Freeway is expected to be completed in late 2021. You can watch our latest progress in the video below.

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