Boronia Road and Lewis Road intersection upgrade

The Australian Government is investing $4 million as part of the Urban Congestion Fund to improve safety and traffic flow at the Boronia Road and Lewis Road intersection in Wantirna South.

Boronia Road 与 Lewis Road 交接路口升级改造

Project update

Works on the inbound carriageway of the intersection are now complete. From 8pm on Sunday 15 May, stage two on the outbound carriageway will begin. Please see the ‘construction impacts’ section below to find out more about the second stage of works.

We thank the community for their patience as we upgrade this important intersection.

Project background

Boronia Road is an important route linking homes, facilities and commuters from Vermont to Boronia. Lewis road provides access to residential properties, businesses, parks, public transport, recreational facilities and schools.

In the 5 years leading to June 2019, there have been 5 reported crashes at this intersection. Limited opportunities to cross heavy traffic on Boronia Road is a significant factor in these accidents. 

These upgrades will improve the safety of both vehicles and pedestrians using this intersection whilst reducing congestion along both Boronia Road and Lewis Road. 

About the project

To improve safety and help ease congestion, traffic lights will be installed at the Boronia Road and Lewis Road intersection.

Additional pedestrian and motorist safety treatments to be delivered as part of the package of works include:

  • Installation of signalised crossings and a new raised shared path across Boronia Road Service Road for pedestrians and bike riders 
  • Installation of a new access point for Boronia Road Service Road residents to exit onto Boronia Road
  • Extending the turning lanes into Lewis Road from Boronia Road
  • Closure of the U-turn lane. Drivers will still be able to make a U-turn 170m to the west at Pindari Drive
  • Improved cyclist facilities including new shared user crossings, a raised crossing on the northern service road adjacent to Boronia Road and signage at the entrance to nearby service roads
  • Installation of safety barriers
  • Additional street lighting
  • Removal of 11 trees from within the road median and replanting of 33 new trees within the nearby outer separator between Boronia Road and Boronia Road Service Road. 
Map of Boronia Road and Lewis Road intersection upgrades.

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Construction impacts

From Wednesday 13 April, preliminary works will be undertaken with lane closures and temporary speed reductions in place between 9am and 3pm each day. 

To keep work crews safe and complete the works as quickly as possible, works will be completed in two stages: 

Stage 1

From 19 April, the inbound carriageway on Boronia Road will be closed between Sasses Avenue and Pindari Drive for a period of up to 5 weeks. During this time, traffic will be diverted onto the outbound carriageway with one lane travelling in each direction. 

Stage 2 

From late May, the outbound carriageway on Boronia Road will be closed between Sasses Avenue and Pindari Drive for a period of up to 5 weeks. During this time, traffic will be diverted onto the inbound carriageway with one lane travelling in each direction. 

During both stages of work, there will be major delays for motorists. Please plan ahead and allow extra time travelling through the area.

At times, particularly during peak periods, we may need to direct traffic through local roads to improve traffic flow on Boronia Road. 

Stage one – Inbound lanes closed 

Boronia Rd and Lewis Rd Intersection Upgrade Lane Closure Inbound map

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Stage two – Outbound lanes closed

Boronia Rd and Lewis Rd Intersection Upgrade Lane Closure outbound map

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Public transport changes

737 and 745 buses will detour via Dinsdale and Kanooka Road for up to 5 weeks during the westbound carriageway closure. 

The two bus stops on Lewis Road between Boronia Road and Kanooka Road will be relocated to Lewis Road south of Kanooka Road during this period. The bus stops on Boronia Road between Dinsdale Road and Lewis Road will be closed. Two more temporary bus stops will be in place on Dinsdale Road. 

For information about public transport changes during these works, visit the PTV website (External link).

More information

To find out more about this upcoming project, please email us at [email protected].

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