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Abbotts Road Upgrade

The City of Greater Dandenong has completed work on the $5.5 million duplication of Abbotts Road in the Dandenong South industrial area, incorporating the Lyndhurst Industrial Estates.


Background

Dandenong South is an important destination for workers in Melbourne’s south eastern growth corridor. Abbotts Road is one of only a few east-west connections from the Casey residential growth areas into the Lyndhurst and Keysborough industrial area.

Abbotts Road is also a very important freight link into and out of this area, linking to destinations such as the Port of Melbourne via the East Link freeway and/or the Western Port Highway.

This important project sought to remove one of the key bottlenecks along this vital route, and will ultimately assist in bringing the ‘20 minute city’ vision of Plan Melbourne to fruition.

Some of the benefits that this project has provided for the area are:

  • Convenient and safe access for pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists
  • Appropriate access for buses, emergency and service vehicles
  • A quality road network that minimises maintenance costs
  • An opportunity for street landscaping
  • Appropriate public lighting


Project plan

The project plan included the following upgrades:

  • duplication of Abbotts Road between Park Drive and Remington Drive
  • duplication of the Eumemmerring Creek Bridge on Abbotts Road
  • signalisation of the Produce Drive/Abbotts Road intersection
  • construction of Produce Drive between the existing court bowl and Abbotts Road intersection 

Download Abbotts Road fact sheet and map


Duration

Construction works commenced September 2015 and finished in June 2016.


Traffic management

The project was planned to ensure works had minimal impact on existing traffic flows, including:

  • maintaining all existing traffic movements 
  • maintaining access to adjacent properties
  • maintaining all existing pedestrian movements
  • scheduling works that require lane closures to avoid any peak hour disruptions, particularly 7am to 9.30am and 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday


Funding amount and sources (internal and external)

$6 million contribution funded from City of Greater Dandenong, the Federal Government and DCP (Development Contribution Plan).