What’s been happening?

Works are currently underway to build the southbound lanes on Narre Warren North Road.

Crawley and Brundrett roads have been successfully upgraded and are ready to tie into the widened Narre Warren North Road.

Work is also continuing to construct the southbound lanes of Narre Warren North Road.

Thank you for continuing to shop locally during construction.

Traffic changes

Memorial Drive

From 30 September until late 2022, there will be a left turn out of Memorial Drive only. There will be no right or left turn into Memorial Drive and no right turn out of Memorial Drive onto Narre Warren North Road.

The bus stops on Memorial Drive will be closed during 2022. A temporary bus stop will be located on Narre Warren North Road. Please see the PTV website for more information.

During the closure we’ll:

  • construct new underground drainage and infrastructure
  • build road foundations and asphalt to prepare for installing the new traffic lights
  • extend the Troups Creek culvert and install retaining walls on the eastern side (we'll need to close access while we complete the work)
  • construct new car park bays on Memorial Drive.

Detours will be in place via Heatherton Road while Memorial Drive is closed.

We’re working closely with the CFA to maintain access during the closure.

Ernst Wanke Road intersection

From Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December between 8pm and 5am, we’ll close the Ernst Wanke Road intersection to remove safety barriers.

Traffic management will be in place at the intersection to escort bus services through the work area.

During this time, the pedestrian footpath on the eastern side of Narre Warren North Road will also be closed, please detour via the crossing at the Fox Road intersection.

Once the barriers have been removed, there will be intermittent slip lane closures while we finish underground drainage and underground cabling for the new traffic signals.

In January, we’ll close the Ernst Wanke Road intersection to complete the upgrade works.

Detour maps

Use the slider below to view the available detours maps for Memorial Drive.

Changed access to local roads

As part of the safety improvements being delivered by the project, we’ve permanently changed the access at Crawley and Brundrett roads.

The following permanent access changes are now in place:

  • No right turn in or out of Crawley Road at Narre Warren North Road
  • No right turn out of Brundrett Road onto Narre Warren North Road

Local traffic from Crawley and Brundrett roads wanting to travel north on Narre Warren North Road can do a U-turn at Fox Road or Ernst Wanke Road or use Robinson Road and Heatherton Road.

Vehicles travelling north on Narre Warren North Road will need to perform a U-turn at Belgrave-Hallam Road and then turn left into Crawley Road. Alternatively, motorists can turn right onto Heatherton Road and use Robinson Road.

A signalised U-turn 20 metres south of the Memorial Drive intersection will be available in early 2023, providing easy and safe access to Crawley Road.

Alterative access routes to Narre Warren North Village

View a portable version of the Narre Warren North Village alternate access routes map (PDF, 235.9 KB)

Timeline

Utility relocation works

We’ve been working closely with service providers to relocate gas, telecommunications, water and electricity utilities. Works will include:

  • Creating a pedestrian diversion path while the western side of the shared walking and cycling path along Narre Warren North Road between Ernst Wanke Road and Bupa Aged Care is closed
    • Cyclists and pedestrians can use the footpath on the eastern side of the road while the footpath is closed
  • boring under Memorial Drive for underground power connections. There will be temporary footpath diversions in place so please take extra care when walking or cycling past our work areas
  • water relocation works behind our barriers on Narre Warren North Road before we start widening the road.

If you experience disruption to your services, please contact your service provider.

Protecting native trees, vegetation and wildlife

We share the value the community places on the environment, and we’re working hard to minimise tree removal and disturbance to wildlife where we can.

As part of our planning, we’ve conducted onsite surveys and mapped existing trees, vegetation and wildlife habitats.

We’re working with independent ecologists and arborists to identify trees and vegetation that can be retained and trees that require protection during construction.

We’re committed to retaining as many trees and native habitat as we can with the project already retaining two large gum trees which were originally destined for removal. We’ll also:

  • Designate ‘no go zones’ and ‘tree protection zones’ to protect sensitive native vegetation and wildlife
  • Re-purpose tree trunks to create habitats for wildlife
  • Replant new native vegetation and habitat once the project’s complete.

Managing impacts

We’ll continue to minimise impacts from construction activities such as noise, dust and vibration where possible. We’ll also closely monitor impacts to make sure we stay within the required limits.

Throughout construction, our project team will be on the ground speaking with affected residents, community groups and businesses. Please contact 1800 105 105 if you’d like to speak with a member of the project team.

Stay informed

We’ll let you know in advance of any changes to the way you travel on Narre Warren North Road.

We’ll do this through our monthly Construction Updates, email and SMS alerts, social media and on-road signs.

To make sure you have the latest information about traffic changes sign up for email and SMS updates or text ‘NWN’ to 0499 073 073.

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