The Victorian Government is upgrading Thompsons Road to improve connectivity in Melbourne's south east and create safer journeys for commuters.
Stage One of the project includes an upgrade from Marriott Boulevard to the South Gippsland Highway to three lanes in each direction and removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing forever.
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.
Pedestrian access changes
There will be a full closure of the pedestrian access path on the northern side of Thompsons Road, to Merinda Park Station, from April 2017. For your safety, please follow detour signs and cross Thompsons Road at the signalised pedestrian crossing near Lesdon Avenue.
To minimise disruption to commuters we will only shut the rail line when necessary. Some weekend and night time closures will be necessary to safely complete the project.
To see earlier editions of community updates please visit the VicRoads website.