Thompsons Road Upgrade

Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road


10.7kmof new lanes


2new bridges


Major construction works on the Thompsons Road Upgrade are now complete with minor finishing works continuing until early 2020.

So far the project has:

  • Duplicated a 10.7km stretch of Thompsons Road between Dandenong-Frankston Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road
  • Removed the level crossing near Merinda Park Station by constructing two bridges over the Cranbourne rail line
  • Added an additional lanes in between Dandenong-Frankston Road and Marriott Boulevard, and between Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road
  • Replaced the roundabouts at Western Port Highway and McCormicks Road with traffic lights.

Minor works will continue with:

  • landscaping and planting 449,000 new trees with 16,000 cubic metres of recycled timber mulch
  • drainage works under the road near Merinda Park Boulevard
  • opening a new 10.7 kilometres shared walking and bike path with better access to public facilities and transport hubs.

The $207 million project is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Latest disruptions

More traffic lanes to get you to your destination sooner


The Thompsons Road Upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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