The Western Port Highway Upgrade is hitting the ground running, starting off major works on the project with a 24/7 simultaneous closure of the Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road intersections from 10pm Wednesday 16 March to 5am Monday 4 April.
We'll replace the existing roundabouts along Western Port Highway at the intersections of Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road with traffic lights and build additional through lanes, dedicated turning lanes and left turn slip lanes to improve traffic flow and safety.
To kick off major works, crews will work around the clock to complete a range of critical activities across both intersections including
- relocating underground utilities
- installing safety barriers
- performing earthworks.
These works will prepare the intersection for the addition of traffic lights later this year, fast tracking completion of the project by several months.
During the construction blitz, we’ll close Western Port Highway between the Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road. Detours will in place throughout the closure to manage traffic movements in the area:
- Through traffic will need to detour via South Gippsland Highway or Peninsula Link
- Local traffic will need to detour via Potts Road or Pearcedale Road.
Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys.
The intersections will reopen on Monday 4 April with temporary roundabouts in place to guide traffic and safety barriers installed to allow crews to work safely on the project throughout the year.
Upgrading the key intersections at Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road will improve travel times and make the area safer for road users, cyclists and pedestrians by providing traffic lights and connecting shared walking paths.
The new traffic light intersections will also allow sequencing of traffic lights along the 6km stretch of Western Port Highway between Thompsons Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road, providing more reliable journeys for locals and the broader community.