Traffic transformation in Carrum with McLeod Road open
11 Feb 2020
McLeod Road in Carrum has now been connected to the Nepean Highway, creating a safer and more direct connection for the 12,500 vehicles that use the road every day.
Early this morning, the first cars drove through the new intersection which will transform traffic in the area, reduce rat running, and improve travel times.
The original road configuration saw drivers zig-zagging through dangerous level crossings with congestion clogging Station Street and the Nepean Highway. The boom gates at Station Street stayed down for up to 49 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.
Directly connecting the two arterial roads – McLeod Road and the Nepean Highway – will significantly reduce congestion and allow traffic to flow more freely through this key connection between Nepean Highway, Frankston Freeway and EastLink.
The new boom gate free intersection includes dedicated lanes for traffic turning right into McLeod Road from Station Street meaning less congestion and improved travel times.
The project’s major construction blitz is now halfway through. Traffic management will continue in the area as works are completed on the new Carrum Station and community open spaces. The new Carrum Station will open to passengers and trains will begin running on the new rail bridge on Monday 17 February.