The Victorian Government has provided a total of $79.4 million for the Thompsons Road Upgrade Stage One. This will remove the dangerous level crossing forever and increase the number of lanes on Thompsons Road, improving safety and capacity for this vital corridor in Melbourne’s south-east growth region.

The level crossing removal is being delivered by VicRoads on behalf of the Level Crossing Removal Authority.


Stage one of the Thompsons Road Upgrade, focussing around the level crossing removal, is underway.

We are removing the dangerous and congested level crossing by building a road bridge over the rail line. A new road (Merinda Park Boulevard) is being constructed to allow space for the road bridge to be built and enable continued access to Merinda Park Station car park.

This map provides an overview of the changes to the level crossing and nearby intersections.

Stage two of the Thompsons Road Upgrade – which will include duplication of Thompsons Road from Dandenong-Frankston Road to Marriott Boulevard and from Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, traffic signals at a number of intersections and ten kilometres of shared use paths along Thompsons Road – will continue to be delivered by VicRoads, with works to start before the end of 2017.

Please see the VicRoads website for more information.


Community Drop In Session

Construction on this massive project is now underway and we'd like to invite you to meet the team delivering it.

When: Wednesday 5 April, 3:00pm to 8:00pm (drop in any time)
Where: Marriott Waters Shopping Centre, Event Room. Located between Nandos and the Coffee Barn.


View our Thompsons Road publications.

To see earlier editions of community updates please visit the VicRoads website.