We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
More than $15 billion in transport projects will deliver better roads and rail, with many benefits for Pakenham and surrounds.
New Pakenham super station
A brand new Pakenham super station is just one of the many transport improvements to benefit the fast-growing southeast suburbs of Melbourne.
The new station will include better bus connections and car parking, with a third platform and dedicated V/Line track at Pakenham Station to ensure an easier interchange with regional services.
Major upgrades for power and signalling will allow for more trains more often.
Bigger, better trains
The first of 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains will start running on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines in 2020 and will travel through the Metro Tunnel when it opens in 2025, helping to slash travel times by up to 50 minutes a day for those travelling to the St Kilda Road business precinct.
These projects will make space for 121,000 extra passengers a week on the Pakenham line at peak times.
Level crossing removals
Seventeen level crossings are being removed along the Pakenham line. Nine have gone, and now the Cardinia Road level crossing has been fast-tracked for removal by 2021. Level crossings at McGregors Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road near Pakenham Station will also be removed.
Designs for the level crossing removal at Hallam Road in Hallam have been revealed, with early work on a new station and rail bridge scheduled for next year.
Works will also kick off at Clyde Road, with a road underpass replacing the level crossing in 2022.
Removing these level crossings will reduce congestion on Pakenham roads and improve travel for communities in Melbourne’s south east.
Upgrades to major suburban roads
Planning for an upgrade to the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road is well underway. Narre Warren North Road will be upgraded, widened and improved between Fox Road and Belgrave-Hallam Road, with three intersection upgrades.
Monash Freeway Upgrade
The Monash Freeway Upgrade continues, with the Stage 2 delivering 36 kilometres of new lanes between Warrigal Road and Eastlink outbound; Eastlink to Springvale Road inbound and Clyde Road to Cardinia Road in both directions.
Upgrades to the Beaconsfield interchange will include extending O’Shea Road to join the interchange and adding on and off ramps.
Stage 2 will begin in early 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
Seventeen level crossings removed, a new super station at Pakenham and 26 kilometres of new lanes on the Monash Freeway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road will be duplicated, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Chandler Highway Upgrade
Upgrading Chandler Highway to improve traffic flow between Melbourne's inner east, south and north.
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Melbourne Airport Rail
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
North East Link
Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
O'Herns Road Upgrade
Upgrading O’Herns Road and High Street intersection and building a new interchange at the Hume Freeway
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Streamlining Hoddle Street
Improved traffic flow and access for public transport users, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Sunbury Line Upgrade
Enabling more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
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