The construction contract has been awarded to BMD Group, with works underway.
The upgrade will add a new lane in each direction for 1.2 kilometres between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Hampton Park.
New traffic lights at the South Gippsland Highway and Hallam Road intersection will improve safety and traffic flow from Hallam Road and Evans Road.
Other improvements include:
- Traffic lights to safely control truck movements in and out of the SUEZ Hampton Park Resource and Recovery Centre
- A dedicated turn lane to separate trucks and cars on Hallam Road
- Re-opening Evans Road at the Cranbourne rail line to re-connect Lynbrook and Lyndhurst communities
- New walking and cycling paths.
The project is due for completion in early-2020 and is being overseen by the Major Road Projects Authority.
Watch the video below to see how the improvements will work.