We’re improving connections in Dandenong South to make it quicker, easier and safer to get to where you need to be.

What's happening

We’ve undertaken detailed planning to determine the project scope and preliminary design.

In recent months, we’ve been undertaking investigations to locate underground utility services and better understand road and ground conditions. These investigations will continue in the coming months and inform the final design. There will be lane closures and minor delays while we undertake investigations so please allow extra time.

Major construction

You’ll see more construction activity in late 2021 when we start early works and utilities relocation on Pound Road West and Remington Drive. To ensure work can be carried out safely, temporary speed limits and lane closures will be in place, as required.

Major works at Pound Road West and Remington Drive are due to start at the end of 2021.

Parking and property access

Parking

On-street parking on Pound Road West and Remington Drive will be removed as part of the upgrade to allow space for the new lanes. On-street parking will still be available in Hydrive Close, Ventura Place and Pelson Court. Off-street parking for local businesses will remain unchanged.

Access changes

To improve safety you will only be able to turn right at the upgraded intersections at Ventura Place and Hydrive Close. U-turns will only be possible for light vehicles at one of the three new dedicated U-turn bays. Heavy vehicles will need to detour via Abbotts Road and South Gippsland Highway to reach their destination.

These changes are designed to:

  • avoid cars crossing multiple lanes of traffic
  • reduce traffic queues behind turning vehicles
  • minimise risk of side impact collisions.

New connections

New bridge over the Cranbourne rail line

We’re building a new bridge over the Cranbourne rail line to connect Pound Road West and Remington Drive.

This will provide a new connection between the Dandenong South employment hub and the freeway network, improving access in and around the area and reducing growing traffic pressure on the South Gippsland Highway and Abbotts Road.

By 2031, we expect over 40,000 vehicles a day to use this new connection.

The bridge will feed into two lanes each way, bordered by new shared walking and cycling paths. Traffic lights will be installed at Hydrive Close and Ventura Place to improve safety for all road users, and intersections will be upgraded at Abbotts Road and the South Gippsland Highway.

Pound Road West Upgrade map

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Strengthening the Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge

As part of the upgrade, we’ll strengthen and refurbish the Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge over the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines.

This bridge was built in the 1950s and services 31,000 vehicles per day. The upgrade to the Frankston- Dandenong Road bridge will provide a stronger bridge that will last decades into the future.

Major road and bridge strengthening works are due to commence at Frankston- Dandenong Road bridge in early-2022.

FDRBU Bridge Upgrade Project Map

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Contract awarded

In May 2021, Seymour Whyte Constructions were awarded the contract to deliver the Pound Road West Upgrade.

Along with Seymour Whyte we will be focused on creating opportunities for local businesses and jobseekers throughout construction, as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response. If you’re a local business looking to contribute to this project, please email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au.

Video

Pound Road West video transcript (DOCX, 13.3 KB).

See an overview of the works for the Pound Road West Upgrade

Community

For more information about the Pound Road West Upgrade, please call 1800 105 105 or email contact@roadprojects.vic.gov.au

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