Overview

The Victorian Government committed funding in the 2021-22 budget to commence planning for the Somerton Road Upgrade, to seek solutions to improve traffic flow, travel times and increase connectivity.

We're currently undertaking planning work to inform a Business Case for the Somerton Road Upgrade. As part of our investigations, we're looking at options to:

  • upgrade 4km of Somerton Road between Mickleham Road and Roxburgh Park Drive
  • improve key intersections along the road
  • improve cycling and walking paths in the area
  • improve safety along the road.

View a larger version of the Somerton Road upgrade map (PDF, 144.5 KB)

Status

A Business Case is currently being developed and our work is expected to be complete in early 2023.

To help inform the Business Case we are undertaking traffic modelling, constructability assessments, economic modelling, community consultation and environmental investigations. This work will allow us to understand environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs of different options.

From August 1-22, 2022, we asked for community and business feedback on the proposed upgrade via Engage Victoria. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their comments.

Feedback is being considered in our planning and will help shape the development of the Business Case. A summary of what we heard will be shared on this page in the coming months.