Temporary lane closures

The Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge reopened to traffic on 25 May. We now need to undertake some minor finishing works.

What we’re doing and when

From Monday 18 July to Sunday 31 July, our crews will be completing the following works on the bridge between Kirkham Road and Princes Highway. The works include:

  • patching concrete on the kerbs
  • drainage inspection
  • barrier cleaning
  • road signage installation.

To undertake these works safely, we’ll need to close the right-hand lanes in each direction and reduce speeds to 40km/h on the bridge. To minimise traffic disruption, works will be carried out in off-peak hours, from 9:30am-3:30pm on Monday to Friday, and 7am to 11pm on Saturdays, subject to weather conditions.

A bridge that's fit for the future

In May 2022, we completed major strengthening and resurfacing works on the 70-year-old Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge between Kirkham Road and Princes Highway.

These works have created a stronger and safer bridge that will last decades into the future, supporting safer and more timely access to business precincts and the freeway network.

The works were undertaken during a full 24/7 road closure. Closing the bridge meant that we could undertake 5 months worth of works in just over 4 weeks. The bridge was successfully opened to traffic 5 days early.

During the closure, our construction team worked around the clock to:

  • remove all asphalt and concrete from the bridge deck
  • repair the bridge with new concrete and steel reinforcement plates and bracing
  • install waterproofing to the bridge deck
  • install new drainage pipes and pits
  • install new safety barriers and handrail
  • place new asphalt on the carriageway of the bridge and line marking
  • install signage, flashing signs and lighting.

This bridge was built in the 1950s and services 31,000 vehicles per day. The upgrade to the Frankston- Dandenong Road bridge will provide a stronger bridge that will last decades into the future.