What’s been happening on the project?
Early works are progressing on the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road upgrade. Over the last few months, trees and vegetation have been removed to make way for new lanes and a safer intersection. As part of our commitment to sustainable construction, much of the timber and mulch has been donated to Cranbourne Primary School and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne.
You’ll have seen our team installing barriers between Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway to create a safe construction area, separated from the public. Access and egress gates for our construction vehicles have also been constructed along the alignment.
What’s coming up?
We’re currently undertaking final site preparation activities such as constructing haul roads in readiness for the start of major construction. The following works will be happening in the coming months:
- removal of remaining vegetation
- modifications to temporary barriers and pedestrian paths to separate construction areas from motorists and pedestrians
- earthworks to prepare the area for the new lanes
- relocation of existing utilities such as water, telecommunications, sewers and power.
Utilities relocation works
In September, our team will begin relocating utilities ahead of major construction. Most road projects require temporary or permanent relocation of utilities so that we can safely build the new road without interrupting vital services. If there are any direct impacts to your services, such as water or gas, you will be notified directly by your utility service provider. You may not always see these works happening, as much of it will take place underground, behind road barriers or at night to minimise impacts on traffic and ensure the safety of our workers, motorists, and the community.
As our works continue, we’ll need to implement minor pedestrian detours between Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway. All detours will be signed and provide clear instructions on how to travel safely to your destination. Please follow these directions at the Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Thompsons Road roundabouts. These detours are in place to keep a safe distance between pedestrians and our work sites, to keep you and our workers safe.
Elmslie Drive traffic lights
Following feedback from the local community and extensive coordination with the City of Casey, the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road upgrade will now include additional traffic lights at the Elmslie Drive and Cameron Street intersection. This will increase safety and accessibility for motorists and pedestrians in the area.