Freeway opening

The Mordialloc Freeway opened on Sunday 21 November, four weeks ahead of schedule! Melbourne’s newest freeway is now bringing you a safer and more reliable journey in time for summer.

The 9km long Mordialloc Freeway connects the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, improving connectivity in Melbourne’s southeast. Find out more on our project design page.

The new 8km long shared walking and cycling path we’ve built along the Freeway will also open on Sunday, providing an uninterrupted path from Aspendale Gardens to Dingley Village and improving access to community spaces like Braeside Park and Chadwick Reserve.

How to access the freeway

The Mordialloc Freeway extends the Mornington Peninsula Freeway from Springvale Road further north to the Dingley Bypass.

We’ve created a video to show how you’ll be able to enter and exit the new freeway.

Once the Freeway opens, if you’re already on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway you’ll be able to continue past Springvale Road without exiting and re-entering the Freeway.

You’ll be able to enter and exit the Freeway via ramps at Thames Promenade, Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road. You’ll also be able to access the Freeway via a traffic light intersection at the Dingley Bypass.

Connecting roadEntryExit
Dingley Bypass Southbound only, via traffic lights Northbound only, via traffic lights
Centre Dandenong Road Southbound only Northbound only
Lower Dandenong Road In both directions In both directions, northbound exit to Woodlands Drive
Governor Road In both directions In both directions
Springvale Road In both directions In both directions
Thames Promenade In both directions In both directions

Mordialloc Freeway access overview map

From field to freeway

We’ve put together a behind the scenes video that looks back on the construction of the Mordialloc Freeway. Our project directors take you on a tour along the Freeway, sharing some insights from the 2 years of construction.

The Mordialloc Freeway in numbers

Building the Mordialloc Freeway has a been a big job over the past 2 years.

The project has also gone the extra mile in sustainability, using greener materials and construction practices to build the Freeway.

Take a look at some of our stats:

Building the Freeway. 9km of freeway built. 4 weeks ahead of schedule. 6 new road brigdes. $4.3 million spent with aboriginal businesses. Over 8km of shared walking and cycling path. $12.3 million spent with social enterprises. 400+ new jobs duting project construction. 80 000 work hours provided for apprentices, trainees and cadets.

570 tonnes of plastic waste converted into 75% recycled noise walls. 66% carbon emissions saving from sustainable asphalt containing 44% recycled material. 75 tonnes of 100% recycled plastic drainage pipes. 44% of energy used from green energy providers. 245+ tonnes of recyclables rescued from landfill. 97% of construction waste diverted from landfill. 321+ tonnes of sustainable roadbase and asphalt. Including 202.3 million bottles worth of recycled glass.

7 minutes saved in peak morning traffic. 70% reduction in traffic on Wells Road. 10 minutes saved in peak evening traffic. 60% reduction in traffic on Boundary Road. 13000 heavy vehicles redirected from local roads. 75000 journeys daily.

Project complete: a look back at construction

Take a look back at the works we completed to deliver the new Mordialloc Freeway.

For more construction photos, check out our image gallery.