Road upgrades to improve traffic and safety

Another $20 million will be spent on next section of Dingley Arterial project to improve traffic flows and safety

October 27, 2010

Traffic flow on Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs is set to improve as the Victorian Government injects $20 million into the next section of the Dingley Arterial project.

Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas marked the start of the $74.6 million stage of the project yesterday, which will connect Springvale Road with the Dandenong Bypass.

He says the government will direct new funding into planning for the 6.4-kilomtre long four-lane arterial road from Warrigal Road in Moorabbin to Westall Road in Springvale South.

A 19-kilometre long reservation has been set aside for the entire arterial, with several sections already constructed.

The completed Dingley Arterial includes extensions to Westall and South roads and a new 4.75km section from the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South to Perry Road in Keysborough.

Meanwhile, the Government has also set aside $4.5 million to improve safety on Donnybrook Road between Woodstock and Donnybrook.

The new funding is set to deliver a range of safety benefits on a stretch of road with a history of run-off-road crashes.

"This funding boost will allow for shoulder sealing, roadside tree removal and the installation of wire-rope barriers, tactile line-marking, guideposts and hazard makers on power poles on an almost 15-kilometre stretch of road," Pallas says.

Run-off-road crashes have accounted for 40 percent of fatalities in the past five years and 28 percent of serious injuries on Victorian roads, Pallas says.

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