$20 MILLION FOR MORE WORK ON THE DINGLEY ARTERIAL

$20 MILLION FOR MORE WORK ON THE DINGLEY ARTERIAL

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 in Clayton Update

The Brumby Labor Government will spend $20 million for the next section of the Dingley Arterial to improve traffic flow and road safety in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs.

Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas was in Keysborough today with the Member for Clayton Hong Lim and the Member for Mordialloc Janice Munt to mark the start of works on the $74.6 million stage of the Dingley Arterial, connecting Springvale Road with the Dandenong Bypass.

Mr Pallas said the Government would direct new funding of $20 million into planning for the 6.4 kilometre four lane arterial road from Warrigal Road in Moorabbin to Westall Road in Springvale South.

“We are supporting sustainable population growth and are determined to link growth with new job opportunities, new transport links and services for families,” Mr Pallas said.

“We know people are concerned about congestion, which is why we’re building a better transport network for the south-eastern suburbs, so people can spend less time in traffic and more time with family and friends.

“The Brumby Labor Government has already committed $74.6 million to the 3.5 kilometre section of the Dingley Arterial between Perry Road and Springvale Road. When complete, this section willl provide an 11 kilometre road connection from the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South to Heatherton Road in Springvale.

“Today’s $20 million commitment is an essential step in the next stage of this vital arterial, which will go towards investigating land acquisition and informing the design of the road.”

Mr Pallas said a 19 kilometre reservation had been set aside for the entire Dingley Arterial, with several sections already constructed.

The completed Dingley Arterial includes:

  • Westall Road Extension – 2.8 kilometre section from Heatherton Road, Springvale South to Springvale Road, Keysborough;
  • South Road Extension – one kilometre section from Warrigal Road to Old Dandenong Road (single carriageway only) in Heatherton; and
  • Dandenong Bypass (as part of EastLink) – 4.75 kilometre section from the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South to Perry Road in Keysborough.

 

Member for Clayton, Hong Lim, said the latest funding announcement from the Brumby Labor Government for further work on the Dingley Arterial indicates great support  for local residents.

“By planning for this next section now, we will be able to provide better travel,  for motorists on local roads through the Clayton electorate,” he said.

Mr Lim said the works starting today were scheduled for completion in 2013.

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