Cranbourne residents can look forward to a future of safer and less congested driving, with major works set to get underway on the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade.
The upgrade is part of the $2.27 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade, intended to make it easier and safer for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to get around and will include:
- An extra lane in each direction between Thompsons Road and the South Gippsland Highway
- Traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Thompsons Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road
- New traffic lights at the South Gippsland Highway intersection, Majestic Boulevard and Lyall Street
- New traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing south of Hunt Club Boulevard
- Upgraded intersections at Kingdom Drive, Linsell Boulevard and Rochester Parade
- New shared walking and cycling paths
- Safety barriers along the road.
With the City of Casey one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities, these essential infrastructure improvements will ensure a safer journey throughout Cranbourne, and hopefully reduce travel times for daily commuters. They’ll also make the route to and from the Ortus community that much smoother, which is excellent news for future residents!
The extra lanes will act as a great alternative for north-south travellers and ultimately improve access to the south-east’s freeway network for locals.
Construction is expected to begin mid-2022, with the full upgrade due to be completed by 2025. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as things progress. In the meantime, stay up to date with everything happening in and around Ortus over on our Instagram and Facebook page.