Dandenong Bypass

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Dandenong Bypass
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Opened 2007 & 2012
Route number(s) State Route 49
Major junctions
West end
 
East end
Location(s)
Major settlements Keysborough
Highway system

The Dandenong Bypass is a highway in the state of Victoria, Australia that runs along the Dingley Freeway route from Springvale Road in Springvale South to the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South.

History

The Dandenong Bypass was completed along the alignment reserved for the Dingley Freeway corridor. The project has been staged in two separate projects over seven years, and has been recently opened to traffic between Springvale Road and South Gippsland Highway in December 2012. The entire bypass has a speed limit of 80 km/h with traffic light controlled intersections and overpasses at Cheltenham Road and EastLink.

Perry Road to South Gippsland Highway

The bypass commenced construction in late 2005 between Perry Road and South Gippsland Highway as part of the EastLink project, with the $65 million works involving the creation of a four lane divided road with traffic light controlled access at roads which run north-south along the constructed route.

The 4.8 km bypass also included an overpass of the Cranbourne railway line as well as a diamond interchange with EastLink. The entire bypass has an 80 km/h speed limit. The project was completed and opened to traffic on 9 December 2007.[1]

Springvale Road to Perry Road

The Springvale Road - Perry Road section of the bypass connects Westall Road with the then open Dandenong Bypass at Perry Road, creating an arterial standard highway, with traffic light controlled intersections and an overpass at Cheltenham Road, for 11 km from Westall Road to the South Gippsland Highway.[2]

The new section of road, which commenced construction in 2011, is expected to carry between 30,000 and 40,000 vehicles per day as well as a shared path being constructed alongside, linking to existing shared paths which already run along the built sections of the arterial. The construction of this section (at a cost of $74.6 million) was brought forward to commence in 2010 as part of the "Nation Building" initiatives in the 2009 Victorian State Budget.[3] The project was completed early and under budget (previously estimated to cost $80 million) to traffic on 20 December 2012.[4]

Intersections

Location km mi Destinations Notes
Keysborough 0 0.0 Westall Road Extension (State Route 49) / Springvale Road (State Route 40) – Moorabbin, Blackburn, Edithvale, Springvale Continues west as Westall Road Extension (State Route 49)
1.4 0.87 Cheltenham Road Overhead bridge
2.3 1.4 Chapel Road
3.3 2.1 Perry Road Additionally signed as connection to Cheltenham Road
3.9 2.4 Chandler Road
4.9 3.0 Wangooni Bridge
4.9 3.0 EastLink – Melbourne, Ringwood, Frankston Grade-separated diamond interchange
Dandenong South 6.3 3.9 Hammond Road
7.1 4.4 Dandenong-Frankston Road – Dandenong, Frankston
7.9 4.9 Cranbourne railway line
8.1 5.0 South Gippsland Highway  – Dandenong, Warragul, Cranbourne, Phillip Island Eastern terminus at intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See Also

References

  1. ^ EastLink tollway to open six months early Herald Sun 10 December 2007. Retrieved on 12 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ Gren Light for $74.6 Million Dingley Arterial Project Retrieved on 7 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
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