The Victorian Government has awarded the contract for a $38.4 million 1.2-kilometre upgrade of Hallam Road in Hampton Park, which involves adding a lane in each direction between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway.
BMD Group has been selected to deliver the works, which will also see new traffic lights installed at the South Gippsland Highway intersection and at the SUEZ Hampton Park Resource and Recovery Centre.
A dedicated left turning lane will also be added to separate turning trucks from the cars continuing on Hallam Road.
New walking and cycling paths will also be built on each side of the road.
According to Victorian Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan, improving the highly trafficked Hallam Road corridor will also allow for Evans Road to be reopened at the Cranbourne rail line, which will help to reconnect Lynbrook and Lyndhurst.
“We’re adding extra lanes along Hallam Road and improving the busy South Gippsland Highway intersection to boost safety and ease congestion for up to 40,000 drivers who travel through here each day,” Mr. Donnellan said.
The upgrade is due for completion in early 2020 and is being delivered by the Major Road Projects Authority.