South Road works kick off soon

Construction on a series of upgrades along South Road will begin in November.  

Negri Contractors has been selected to complete the project, which will include works at five key intersections:

  • construction of a new citybound right turn lane on South Road to improve access to Nepean Highway
  • modifying the South Road, Jasper Road and Taylor Street intersection to improve traffic flow and safety
  • installing a signalised pedestrian crossing at Tucker Road
  • new right turn lane from South Road to East Boundary Road, with improvements to the left turn slip lanes and pedestrian crossings at the intersection
  • install traffic lights at the Bignell Road intersection, including new pedestrian crossings to improve traffic flow and safety.

The project is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP

“I’ve lived in the local area my entire life and have watched South Road get busier and busier – it now carries around 40,000 vehicles each day!”

“That’s why we announced this project back in 2018 and I am delighted that it is about to start,”

“This project will help ease bottlenecks and improve safety,”

“This is one of a number of road safety projects about to start in the Bentleigh electorate, and I am always keen to hear ideas from locals about further improvements. Just get in touch.”

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