The level crossing near Merinda Park Station has gone and we’re upgrading Thompsons Road with extra lanes and traffic lights to improve traffic flow, safety and travel times.

Overview

We recently opened more than 4km of new lanes in both directions on Thompsons Road between Dandenong-Frankston Road and Lyndhurst Boulevard.

The intersection with Western Port Highway has been upgraded with traffic to better manage traffic flow, alleviate congestion and improve safety at one of Melbourne's most notorious intersections.

We’re making good progress towards opening the rest of the new lanes between Lyndhurst Boulevard and Berwick-Cranbourne Road, including the second bridge near Merinda Park Train Station. This should be finished by mid-2019.

In addition, we’ll also upgrade the roundabout at the Thompsons Road and Dandenong-Frankston Road intersection to traffic lights. By early 2020, this notorious roundabout will be transformed to an intersection with traffic lights.

As part of this upgrade, we’re:

  • duplicating Thompsons Road between Dandenong-Frankston Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road, with at least two traffic lanes in each direction
  • building up to 10.7km of shared walking and cycling paths.

Map showing the location of the works for the Thompsons Road upgrades

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 173.1 KB)

10.7kms of new lanes

New walking and cycling paths

New bridges over train line and level crossing removed

Timeline

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