Overview

We’re replacing the roundabouts at the intersections of Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road with traffic lights to better manage traffic flow on and off Western Port Highway.

The project will improve safety and congestion for the 25,000 drivers that use the highway each day.

As part of the Western Port Highway Upgrade we’ll:

  • upgrade the Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road intersections from roundabouts to traffic lights
  • add additional capacity to the Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road intersections by building additional through lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes and left-turn slip lanes
  • build a new shared walking and cycling path to connect the existing paths near the Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road intersection.

Construction will begin in early 2022 and the upgrade is set to be completed by the end of 2022.

Project benefits

The Western Port Highway is an important freight network and transport link in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, providing access to industrial and commercial precincts and access to some of Melbourne’s most popular beaches.

Upgrading key intersections at Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road will improve travel times and make the area safer for road users, cyclists and pedestrians by providing traffic lights and connecting shared walking and cycling paths.

The new traffic light intersections will also allow sequencing of traffic lights along the 6km stretch of Western Port Highway between Thompsons Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road, providing more reliable journeys for locals and the broader community.

Interactive map

You can also view the interactive map for the project. Click the icons to read more about the changes we’re making as part of the Western Port Highway Upgrade.

Western Port Highway interactive map


Disruptions