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

May construction update


April was another massive month for the project with crews completing another 60,000 hours of work. We’ve now worked more than 1,000,000 hours to build the new Freeway ahead of its opening later this year.

In the past month, we’ve:

  • installed another 42 beams for the twin bridges over the Waterways wetlands, with more than 100 of the 140 beams now installed
  • laid asphalt and completed line marking for the new interchange at Thames Promenade
  • installed new drainage, traffic lights and laid asphalt on Lower Dandenong Road at Howard Road
  • finished installing drainage for the bridge over Centre Dandenong Road.

What we're doing

In May, we’ll:

  • install the beams for the bridge over Lower Dandenong Road
  • lay new asphalt on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway entry ramp at Springvale Road
  • pour the concrete bridge deck and install drainage for the twin bridges over Bowen Parkway
  • finish installing the remaining beams for the twin bridges over the Waterways wetlands
  • finish protecting utility services on Lower Dandenong Road at Woodlands Drive
  • continue building the bridge retaining walls at Governor and Springvale roads.

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.

Construction impacts

We’ll use trucks, cranes, excavators, piling rigs and other machinery to complete these 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’ll have road signs and traffic controllers in place to guide you through the area.

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

Lower Dandenong Road

We’ll close lanes on Lower Dandenong Road between Woodlands Drive and Howard Road while we safely install the new bridge beams.

The eastbound lanes will be closed from 7pm Friday 21 May until 12pm Sunday 23 May.

The westbound lanes will be closed:

  • 11pm Friday 21 May until 9am Saturday 22 May
  • 10pm Saturday 22 May until 12pm Sunday 23 May
  • 7pm Sunday 23 May until 6am Monday 24 May
  • 9pm until 6am each night Monday 24 May until Friday 28 May.
Mornington Peninsula Freeway

We’ll close the southbound lanes on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway between Springvale Road and Thames Promenade each night between 9pm and 5am Saturday 30 May until Tuesday 1 June.

For more information on these works and detour maps, see our Construction page.

Coming up

May 2021:

  • Lower Dandenong Road beam lifts
  • Noise wall installation begins

Mid 2021:

  • Governor Road beam lifts
  • Springvale Road beam lifts
  • Landscaping begins

Late 2021

  • Noise wall installation ends
  • Landscaping complete
  • Freeway opens.

In case you missed it

Check out our latest photography from March and February.

We recently inspired the next generation of engineers with our Building Roads and Bridges event during the school holidays. Check out all the fun in our news story.

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

Read the full May construction update.

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.

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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