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 two road bridges over the rail line. A new road (Merinda Park Boulevard) has been opened to allow space for the road bridges to be built and enable continued access to Merinda Park Station car park. Work is now underway on the first bridge.
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.
Merinda park station car park new access
From early July 2017 Merinda Park Boulevard will be your new road to access the station car park from Thompsons Road.
The changes you'll see are:
- new traffic signals on Thompsons Road, to provide safer and easier access to the station car park
- permanent closure of the existing access to the station from Thompsons Road to provide space for the new road bridge to be built.
Access to the station car park from Boland Drive (off Evans Road) will remain.
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.