Why have these roads been identified as priorities for Council?

The City of Casey has a comprehensive list of sections of state road that Council believes require attention. The key priorities are:

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road – Pound Road to Glasscocks Road

 

  • Approximately 28,000 vehicles use this road per day
  • Has operational issues including congestion during peak periods
  • Forty casualty collisions in the five year period to 31 December 2009, including 13 serious injury collisions
  • Will significantly improve access to local residential estates, including various schools and community facilities
  • Improve the key spine that facilitates public transport between the Cranbourne and Narre Warren / Fountain Gate Activity Centres
  • Will support improvement of Casey Central Activity Centre


Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road – Linsell Boulevard to Sladen Street

  • Approximately 21,000 vehicles use this road per day
  • Has operational issues including congestion during peak periods
  • Sixteen casualty collisions in the five year period to 31  December 2009, including six serious injury collisions
  • Will improve access to the rapidly-developing Cranbourne East area
  • Project will be the first stage of the Cranbourne Bypass project

Intersection: Princes Freeway / Clyde Road

  • Twenty-six casualty collisions at Princes Freeway / Clyde Road intersection in five year period to 31 December 2009, with 12 of these serious injury collisions. 
  • Victoria Police has highlighted escalating concerns with the Princes Freeway / Clyde Road intersection with ongoing and increasing injury collision rate.
  • Intersection is a point of congestion and is a key intersection for commuters wishing to access the Berwick ‘South’ area.

Intersection: South Gippsland Highway / Hallam Road / Evans Road

  • Development in Lynbrook and Lyndhurst including the impending re-opening of Evans Road will place extreme pressure on the South Gippsland Highway / Hallam Road / Evans Road intersection.
  • Ten casualty collisions at South Gippsland Highway / Hallam Road / Evans Road in the five year period to 31 December 2008 with three of these serious injury collisions.
  • Local amenity impacts being experienced on local roads from freight and quarry vehicles avoiding this intersection to access South Gippsland Highway.

 


 

Why is Council advocating for a road underpass at Aylmer Road?

A road underpass at Aylmer Road Lynbrook (adjacent to the planned Lynbrook Railway Station) is required to ensure Lynbrook and Lyndhurst residents are able to fully participate in their community.

The current road configuration means that residents must make a lengthy ‘round-trip’ to access basic services and facilities.

 

  • Crossing Aylmer Road currently involves  a  8 - 10km round trip along highways and arterial roads that are often congested during peak periods.
  • A road underpass will provide direct access to local shopping centre, schools and community facilities that could be accessed directly by connection of Aylmer Road at the railway line.
  • Completion of a road underpass will allow bus services to be extended from Lynbrook into Lyndhurst immediately.
  • A road underpass would integrate the communities of Lyndhurst and Lynbrook, rather than isolate the Lyndhurst community.