The Victorian Government has invested $2.2 billion to improve 12 roads in the northern and south eastern outer suburbs, to make it quicker, easier and safer to get to where you need to be.

Lathams Road update

The Lathams Road Upgrade is part of the South Eastern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the south east.

The South Eastern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.

We released a request for proposal (RFP) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades. We are currently in the tender evaluation phase of the project and anticipate the contract to be awarded in early 2020.  Construction will start from mid to late 2020.

Project details

As part of the Lathams Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Oliphant Way and Dandenong-Frankston Road
  • widen the existing roundabouts at Oliphant Way and Frankston Gardens Drive
  • install traffic lights at the Stephensons Road and Colemans Road intersections
  • provide a right turn lane at Levida Drive, Tova Drive and Brett Drive
  • build a bridge over the Peninsula Link, adding a new lane in each direction over the freeway
  • build a shared walking and cycling path
  • install safety barriers along the road.

Why Lathams Road?

More than 18,000 cars and trucks use Lathams Road every day.

Lathams Road connects the Carrum Downs industrial area to the freeway network and business hubs in Dandenong, Cranbourne and Frankston. It is also an important connection between nearby suburbs of Carrum Downs, Seaford and Skye and Eastlink.

Upgrading the road means traffic will flow better, roads will be safer and you can get to where you need to go sooner.

Benefits

This upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • enhance connectivity for the community and businesses in Carrum Downs and Seaford
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes by adding safety barriers.

Community feedback

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Lathams Road Upgrade and received over 110 pieces of feedback. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

For more information about what we heard visit the Lathams Road engagement hub.

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