Mordialloc Bypass

The Mordialloc Bypass is a proposed new 9km link between the termination of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road, Aspendale Gardens and the Dingley Bypass, Dingley.

In May 2017, the Victorian Government committed $300 million in funding to build the Mordialloc Bypass by late 2021.

VicRoads will now progress the project with a view to beginning construction by mid 2019.

These timelines are subject to thorough environmental and planning approvals.

Project update - May 2017

This area of Melbourne is a strategic transport corridor that connects the Mornington Peninsula and southern and bay side suburbs to the central city and to National and Innovation Employment Clusters in Monash and Dandenong.

As part of the Mordialloc Bypass feasibility study published in 2014, it was found that increasing traffic is causing delays in Melbourne’s south east. Congestion is affecting the reliability of on-road public transport, delaying commuters and freight vehicles, and impacting the amenity of the area for local residents.

The final design and layout of the Mordialloc Bypass is still subject to further traffic modelling and planning investigations.


The new bypass will help combat delays and improve safety in one of outer Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.

The new road will improve access to the Dandenong South Employment and Innovation Cluster and industrial areas in Braeside and Moorabbin. Road users will also have improved access to residential, recreation and other activity centres in the area.

The reduced traffic volumes on Springvale Road will improve bus operations, which, together with the provision of a shared pedestrian and cycling path along the Mordialloc Bypass, will provide a more balanced transport network solution for the area.

What happens next?

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2019 following the completion of thorough environmental and planning approvals at Australian and Victorian Government levels, preconstruction works and the tender process.

The new bypass is expected to be completed by late 2021.

As planning progresses, VicRoads will continue to engage with the community with a focus on understanding people’s experiences and how they feel the road needs to function to inform design development.

Contact us

Call: 1800 630 630
Email: [email protected]
Write to: VicRoads Mordialloc Bypass Project Director, 8/186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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