Montrose Intersection Upgrade

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow we’re planning to upgrade the Montrose intersection by removing the roundabout and installing new traffic lights and lanes. 

Project Update - January 2021

Thank you to every community member that took the time to attend one of our online information sessions held in December 2020. 

We’re currently reviewing each individual feedback form and email sent through to our project mailbox. 

If you wish to provide feedback at any stage, please send an email to [email protected] and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. 

About the Project

To help ease congestion and improve traffic flow, the Australian Government is investing $44.5 million to upgrade Canterbury Road between Bayswater and Montrose. 

As part of this upgrade, we’re proposing to upgrade the Montrose roundabout to a signalised intersection, adding new lanes and providing dedicated turning lanes on all approaches. 

The new 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.

A map of the new design is shown below:

Montrose intersection upgrade 

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Montrose roundabout vegetation

Completed Montrose roundabout

Montrose roundabout aerial view

Project scope

The updated design includes:

  • Replacing the Montrose roundabout with traffic signals. 
  • Providing an additional through lane in the inbound and outbound direction 
  • Providing dedicated right turn lanes and left slip lanes for all approaches
  • New pedestrian signal on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
  • Saving more than 60 trees with additional planting and landscaping to occur
  • New trees planted in the centre median on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road and retaining the existing centre median trees. 
  • Improved community facilities and landscaping including a carefully landscaped boulevard along Mt Dandenong Tourist Road. 
  • New pedestrian crossing on Canterbury Road at Stradbroke Road with improved access to the CFA. 

Read our latest Community update here [PDF 914 Kb]

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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