We’re building the new Mordialloc Freeway to connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway to the Dingley Bypass.

Current works

The current stage of works includes:

  • starting construction on the bridge retaining walls at Old Dandenong, Centre Dandenong and Lower Dandenong roads.
  • piling, where we’ll dig into the ground to build the foundations for the bridges
  • building the twin bridge over the Waterways wetlands
  • moving or protecting utilities
  • installing new drainage throughout the project area
  • installing temporary safety barriers
  • making small changes to local roads, including:
    • changing line marking,
    • closing lanes, and
    • widening roads where they intersect with our work area.
  • detouring pedestrian pathways affected by our works
  • removing trees and vegetation where it is unavoidable
  • bringing material to build the foundations of the Freeway

We’ll carry out most of these works from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and from 7am to 3.30pm on Saturdays. We’ll let you know in advance of work outside of these hours.

Woodlands Drive closure

We’re closing Woodlands Drive at the intersection with Lower Dandenong Road from 6am Thursday 5 November to 7pm Wednesday 2 December.

During this time, we’ll complete 16 weeks of work in just 4 weeks, including:

  • widening Woodlands Drive to build the new lanes for the freeway interchange
  • installing drainage and laying new asphalt
  • starting work to build the freeway exit ramp onto Woodlands Drive
  • installing new traffic lights to be switched on once the freeway is complete.

Detours will be in place via Boundary and Mills roads or Boundary and Malcolm roads. Please allow up to an extra 10 minutes when planning your journey.

Shops and businesses will be open while we work, and we’ll maintain access to properties via the detour routes.

The westbound bus stop on Lower Dandenong Road at Woodlands Drive will also be temporarily closed while we complete these works. The nearest alternative stop is located on Lower Dandenong Road at Redwood Drive approximately 170 metres to the west. Please visit ptv.vic.gov.au for more information and plan ahead.

FAQ's

Where is the road closure?

We’ll be closing Woodlands Drive at the intersection with Lower Dandenong Road to undertake these works, completing a 16-week program of work in just 4 weeks.

Why does the northbound ramp exit on to Woodlands Drive?

In response to community feedback we changed the design of this interchange to include a north-bound exit ramp onto Woodlands Drive. This new exit ramp means Woodland Drive will remain open once the Freeway is finished.

When is the closure?

Woodlands Drive will be closed at the intersection with Lower Dandenong Road from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020. We’ll work seven days a week for the duration of the closure from 6am to 7pm.

Why is there a road closure?

As part of work to build the Mordialloc Freeway, we are widening a section of Lower Dandenong Road at Braeside. The safest and least disruptive way to complete the widening work is to temporarily close the road.

By closing the Woodlands Drive intersection for 4 weeks, we have reduced prolonged impacts to traffic, the surrounding community and businesses, eliminating a significant amount of local traffic disruption and nightworks.

Can the road remain open while the work is completed?

By temporarily closing Woodlands Drive, the work can be completed in 4 weeks, reducing the prolonged disruption to motorists and the local community. If the road were to remain open under traffic management, the work would take a lot longer to complete, approximately 16 weeks.

How long is the detour?

Depending on movements and time of travel, the detour may add up to 10 minutes to a journey.

What is the detour route?

During the temporary road closure, motorists will not be able to enter or exit Woodlands Drive from Lower Dandenong Road. Detours will be in place via Boundary and Mills roads or Boundary and Malcolm roads. Road signs and traffic management will help guide you through the area. Please allow up to an extra 10 minutes when planning your journey.

How will public transport be affected?

During the temporary road closure, the westbound bus stop on Lower Dandenong Road at the intersection with Woodlands Drive will be closed. The stop services the 811 and 812 bus routes and the nearest alternative stop is located on Lower Dandenong Road at Redwood Drive approximately 170 metres to the west.

Will there be night work?

There will be two weeks of night work required in preparation for the 4 week closure. This is scheduled for Sunday 27 September to Friday 9 September 2020 to lay new asphalt.

The temporary closure of Woodlands Drive for 4 weeks allows us to work during the day to minimise impacts to nearby residents.

The community can contact us at any time to discuss concerns or impacts by calling 1800 105 105. A member of the project team will be available 24/7 and will be in direct, regular contact with the site team.

Can I still go to the businesses on Woodlands Drive?

Yes, Woodlands Drive Industrial Estate is still accessible via Boundary Road. Businesses on Woodlands Drive will continue to operate.

What is the work for?

As part of providing access to the Mordialloc Freeway we will be building an interchange at Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside.

Once complete, the interchange will include on and off ramps, traffic signals and a widened section of Lower Dandenong Road and Woodlands Drive.

In response to community feedback we changed the design of this interchange to include a north-bound exit ramp onto Woodlands Drive. This new exit ramp means Woodland Drive will remain open once the Freeway is finished.

To start constructing the new sections of widened roads, we’ll close Woodlands Drive for 4 weeks.

Can cyclists and pedestrians use Woodlands Drive?

Access for pedestrians and cyclists will remain open via Lower Dandenong Road. Traffic management will be in place to guide you through the work area.

Detour map for Woodlands Drive closure

Detour map for Woodlands Drive closure

More information about our current works is available through our new interactive map below.

To see some of the work we’ve completed, view the image galleries at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your patience as we improve travel times and ease congestion in Melbourne’s south east.

More information

If you have any questions about our works, please call 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au

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