Melbourne’s South East to get road upgrade

Major construction for the $49 million upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road in Narre-Warren South and Cranbourne North has seen the construction contract awarded to Winslow Constructors.

Victorian Premier, Denis Napthine, said the upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road between Pound Road and Thompson Road, which is expected to start by the end of the year, will improve access, safety and traffic flow along the important arterial road.

“This major investment in Melbourne’s South East will extend the duplication of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road from Ernst Wanke Road north of the Monash Freeway to Thompson Road, Cranbourne East,” said Napthine. “Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road is an important link for residents and businesses in the area and this section carries around 29,000 vehicles each day and has had 52 casualty crashes in the 5 years to December 2012.

“This upgrade will deliver safer and less congested conditions for drivers along Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road with three lanes each way between Ormond Road and Glasscocks Road and two lanes each way for the other sections between Pound Road and Thompson Road.”

According to Victoria's Minister for Public Transport and Roads, Terry Mulder, while motorists will benefit from the $49 million investment, the Victorian Government is also investing in improved conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.

“The South Eastern Suburbs are among the fastest growing in Melbourne and as more people and businesses move into Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs it is important that we continue to invest in better roads to service these communities,” said Mulder.

Work is expected to start by the end of 2013 and finish in 2015.

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