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

March construction update

Progress

In February, our crews completed more than 65,000 hours of work to continue building the Freeway.

In the past month, we’ve:

  • installed the bridge beams over Centre Dandenong Road
  • asphalted new lanes on Springvale Road
  • finished installing the piles for the twin bridges over the Waterways wetlands.

What we’re doing

In March, we’ll:

  • install the beams for the Freeway bridge over Bowen Parkway
  • install new drainage underneath the Mornington Peninsula Freeway
  • begin installing the piles to support the bridges over Governor and Springvale roads
  • continue building the road on top of the bridge at Centre Dandenong Road
  • install barriers on the bridge at Old Dandenong Road.

We’ll carry out most of these works during the day, Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm and on Saturdays between 7am and 3.30pm.

Some works may need to happen at night to minimise impacts on traffic and utility services, but we’ll let you know in advance of works outside our normal hours.

We’ll also open the pedestrian underpass between Park Way and Braeside Park at 11am on Saturday 13 March.

Join us for a Welcome to Country before celebrating the new connection to Braeside Park with market stalls, food, drinks, and activities for the kids! Find out more about the Pedestrian Underpass Opening Event.

Construction Impacts

We’ll use trucks, cranes, excavators, piling rigs and other machinery to complete our works. You may experience some noise and vibration and be able to see machinery from time to time. We may also need to remove trees and vegetation where it’s unavoidable.

We’ll sometimes need to temporarily close lanes on local roads, reduce speed limits and detour pedestrian paths affected by our works. We may also need to remove trees and vegetation where it’s unavoidable.

We’ll do our best to minimise our construction impacts and will continue to monitor noise and vibration levels during the works.

Planning your journey

Mornington Peninsula Freeway

We’ll close the southbound lanes on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway between Springvale Road and Thames Promenade to safely install new drainage from 9pm Saturday 13 March until 9am Sunday 14 March.

Access from Springvale Road onto the Mornington Peninsula Freeway will be closed while we work. Detours will be in place via Wells Road and Thames Promenade.

Bowen Parkway

We’ll close Bowen Parkway from 4am Monday 15 March until 6pm Tuesday 16 March while we lift the new bridge beams into place.

Access to Waterways from Wells Road will be closed while we work. Detours will be in place via Wells Road and Governor Road.

We’ll have a small area set up on Bowen Parkway where you can watch the beam lifts and speak to members of our team. We’ll be available from 3pm to 5pm on Monday 15 March and Tuesday 16 March.

There may be minor traffic delays while we complete the work so please allow extra time for your journey. Refer to map below.

Weather may affect our progress. Stay up to date on upcoming disruptions by visiting Victoria's Big Build.

Mordialloc Freeway Bowen Parkway Closure Map

View a larger version of the map (JPG, 374.3 KB).

In case you missed it

Did you see we recently announced that our noise walls will be made from 75% recycled plastic? Read more in our news story.

We also installed the bridge beams over Centre Dandenong Road. Check out the news story and image gallery.

Read the full March construction update (PDF, 929.4 KB).

Safety is our key priority

Works on the Mordialloc Freeway are progressing with strict COVIDsafe Plans in place. The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

New SMS service

You can now receive text messages about changes to traffic, access to homes and businesses and other vital project information.

To sign up, text Mordi to 0499 073 073, or visit our website.

Keeping you informed

To help keep you up to date on our works, we’ve developed an online interactive map to provide timely information about our current and planned works and disruptions.

With works continuing, we encourage you to view the interactive map.

You can also subscribe to receive email updates below.

Thank you for your understanding while we complete these important works.

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