Montrose Intersection Upgrade

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, we’re upgrading the Montrose roundabout to a signalised intersection with additional lanes and dedicated turning lanes. 

Project update - December 2022

Major construction works are expected to commence in mid 2023 and be completed by mid 2024. 

We’re working with key stakeholders including Council and the Stakeholder Reference Group to ensure we carefully consider all of the impacts and issues associated with the delivery of the project. 

We’ll provide further information about construction dates and impacts before works start. 

Project scope

The updated design includes:

  • Replacing the Montrose roundabout with traffic signals.
  • New pedestrian crossings at Mount Dandenong Road, Montrose Road and Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. 
  • Providing an additional through lane in the inbound and outbound direction 
  • Providing dedicated right turn lanes and left slip lanes for all approaches
    • Providing an additional third lane outbound from the Canterbury Road and Mount Dandenong Road intersection, through the Montrose Road intersection and returning to two lanes after the Leith Road crossing
  • Relocating the existing pedestrian crossing on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road closer to Devenish, with better connection to the local shops
  • Formalising traffic movements on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road with a dedicated right turn lane provided at Devenish Avenue
  • Saving more than 60 trees with additional planting and landscaping to occur
  • New trees planted in the centre median on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and retaining the existing centre median trees. 
  • Improved community facilities and landscaping including a carefully landscaped boulevard along Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. 
  • New pedestrian crossing on Mount Dandenong Road at Stradbroke Road with improved access to the CFA. 
  • A safer speed of 60km/h will be permanently introduced on Canterbury Road, Mt Dandenong Rd, Leith Road and Swansea Road between Arlie Crescent and Ravenswood Court to create a safer road environment for all road users.

Artist impression images of what the upgrade will look like are shown below.

Montrose roundabout vegetation

Completed Montrose roundabout

Montrose roundabout aerial view

Montrose intersection upgrade 

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To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, the Australian Government is investing $67.5 million to upgrade Canterbury Road between Bayswater and Montrose. 

As part of this upgrade, we’re planning to replace the Montrose roundabout with new traffic lights with additional lanes and dedicated turning lanes on all approaches. 

The new traffic lights will ensure a smoother journey during peak periods and provide safer crossings for the local community to access the Montrose township.

Since our initial consultation with the community in December 2017, we have heard and share, the community’s wish to make sure the upgrade fits in with the character and needs of Montrose.

We understand how important it is to local people that we work as hard as we can to keep as many trees as possible.

That’s why we’ve refined our design to reduce tree losses, improve local amenity and create a safer, more pedestrian friendly, Montrose township.


Community consultation

Thank you to all community members who submitted an expression of interest to be part of the Stakeholder Reference Group for the project. 

The Group has now been formed with representatives from the following interest groups:

  • Montrose Township Group
  • Montrose CFA
  • Montrose Football & Netball Club
  • Montrose Primary School
  • Sarah Court Pre-school
  • Residents and business owners

We’ll be working closely with the Group on a number of key project items including timber reuse, Township signage, construction impacts, community events, traffic management and replanting opportunities. 

Montrose roundabout intersection Fact Sheet can be found here [PDF 135 Kb]. 

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email:  [email protected]

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