We’re upgrading Hallam Road between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway to make your journey safer and more reliable.

Project updates

Hallam Road works

Hallam Road northbound lane closure

From Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October we’ll close the Hallam Road northbound lane between South Gippsland Highway and Livingstone Rise and put a detour in place. We’re working during the September school holidays, while there are fewer cars on the road.

During this time, we’ll work during the day from 6.30am to 6pm to:

  • continue to trim and remove some trees and vegetation
  • install storm water drains
  • work on preparing the new shared walking and cycling path.

There will be some day time noise, dust and vibration associated with these works, which we’ll monitor and keep to a minimum.

To carry out these works safely we’ll:

  • close the Hallam Road northbound lane from South Gippsland Highway to Livingstone Rise and detour northbound traffic via Lynbrook Boulevard or Pound Road.
  • keep Hallam Road southbound lane open with a left turn only onto South Gippsland Highway
  • at times close one lane in each direction on South Gippsland Highway between Elliott Parade and 7-Eleven
  • temporarily ban right turns at Evans Road and South Gippsland Highway intersection
  • set the speed limit to 40km/h in the work area
  • have clear signage and traffic controllers in place to guide you.

Nightworks

We’ll need to work overnight on Wednesday 25 September from 5.30pm to 5.30am to lay new asphalt over new stormwater drains before we temporarily reopen the northbound lane for the AFL Grand Final long weekend, Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September.

We’ll do our best to keep noise to a minimum.

Building the new southbound lanes

We’ll also be working behind the roadside barriers on the east side of Hallam Road to:

  • move utility services, such as water and electricity, away from where the new lanes on Hallam Road will be built and making way for the new traffic lights at South Gippsland Highway
  • move the overhead power lines permanently underground.

There will be changes to how you travel on Hallam Road.

South Gippsland Highway works

We’re working behind the barriers on South Gippsland Highway to install traffic lights and build dedicated turning lanes into Hallam Road and Evans Road.

To do this we’ll be digging up the existing centre median to build up the area to prepare for the upgraded intersection. We’ll also be completing boring works under South Gippsland Highway between Elliott Parade and Golf Club Road to relocate utility services and install electrical channels.

We’ll need to work overnight at times between 7pm and 7am, Monday 26 August to Friday 27 September when there are fewer cars on the road.

To carry out these works safely, we’ll:

  • have trucks moving in and around the site
  • large machinery onsite to complete the works.

You may hear some noise from the works equipment. We’ll do our best to keep this to a minimum.

Evans Road works

We’ll be working on South Gippsland Highway at the corner of Evans Road. We’ll dig up the existing centre median and build up the area to prepare the road for the upgraded intersection.

Changes to the way you travel

From Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October we’re closing the Hallam Road northbound lane between South Gippsland Highway and Livingstone Rise. Detours via Lynbrook Boulevard or Pound Road. Large vehicles will need to detour via Pound Road.

To keep up to date with the latest disruptions visit Victoria's Big Build.

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AFL Grand Final Weekend – temporary reopening

We’ll temporarily reopen the northbound lane on Hallam Road for the AFL Grand Final long weekend, Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September.

We’ll close the lane again from 7am on Monday 30 September to 5.30pm Sunday 6 October.

Business open as usual

While we work, you can still shop locally at Diaco’s Discount Nursery and Garden Rock Supplies, Outlook Environmental and Lyndpark Garden Supplies on Hallam Road.

Trucks can still access SUEZ Hampton Park Resource Recovery Precinct and Holcim.

Tree removal and trimming

To make way for the new lanes we’ll be building on Hallam Road and the upgraded intersection at Hallam Road and South Gippsland Highway, we will need to remove some trees.

Every effort has been made to minimise the number of trees removed, and only trees affected by our works will be removed. We’ve also been granted the relevant planning permits for the removal.

We’ll have a fauna handler on site to inspect each tree and relocate any wildlife before any trees are removed.

We’re also working with community groups to identify opportunities to recycle and reuse the timber from these trees.

Once our works are complete, we’ll landscape the area with over 10,000 new trees and shrubs.

What we’ll do and when

From Monday 9 to Friday 20 September, we’ll be working between 7am and 6pm to remove trees and shrubs on the west side of Hallam Road, between Livingston Rise and South Gippsland Highway.

To carry out these works safely, we’ll:

  • temporarily close one lane on Hallam Road between Livingstone Rise and South Gippsland Highway
  • have traffic controllers to guide you
  • set speeds to 40km/h
  • aim to minimise noise generated by tree removal equipment as much as possible.

Thank you

Thank you for your patience while we carry out these important upgrades to improve safety on our roads.

More information

Contact us on 1800 105 105 or subscribe to our mailing list to receive regular updates.

We have a team that is dedicated to working with the community. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any questions or concerns.

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