Mountain Highway and Albert Avenue Intersection upgrade

The Victorian Government is upgrading the Mountain Highway, Colchester Road and Albert Avenue intersection in Boronia to a signalised intersection with additional lanes and safer crossings for pedestrian and cyclists. 

Community involvement

We’re hosting two community information sessions to share information about the project, present designs and visuals of the new intersection and give the community an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. 

The first session will be held in-person and the second session held online via Microsoft Teams. 

Both sessions will cover the same information. 

Information session details

Saturday 13 August

When:    10am to 12pm (drop in at any time) 
Where:   The Basin Senior Citizens Hall, 366 Forest Road, The Basin                                                  

Wednesday 17 August (Online session)

When:     6pm to 7pm (please log in at 6pm)
Where:    Online information session – Microsoft Teams (Link will be provided 24 hours prior to the session)                             

Register for either our face to face or online information session

About the project

The Victorian Government is upgrading the Mountain Highway, Colchester Road and Albert Avenue intersection in Boronia to a signalised intersection with additional lanes and safer crossings for pedestrian and cyclists. 

The project is part of the Local Road and Intersection Upgrade program, which is boosting the economy by creating more than 350 jobs around the state. 

The program is targeting suburban roads across Melbourne, reducing bottlenecks for drivers and improve safety for other road users.

The $117 million program is funded thanks to investment in the Victorian Budget 2020/21, continuing the Government’s unprecedented state-wide investment in vital infrastructure and service.

The works to be delivered include:

  • Replacing the existing roundabout with a signalised intersection
  • Additional traffic lanes
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • Asphalt resurfacing
  • Kerb and channel works

Project background

The intersection of Mountain Highway, Colchester Road and Albert Avenue is a single lane roundabout from all approaches with left turn slip lanes provided on the north-west and south-east quadrants of the intersection.

Concerns were raised by the community regarding safety at the intersection and difficulties crossing at all legs of the roundabout, particularly during peak hours.  

Based on the crash history for the five-year period ending June 2020, there were a total of four crashes at the intersection, including one crash at the Alchester Crescent and Albert Avenue intersection. The crashes involved:

  • The right turn movement at Alchester Crescent, resulting in other injury 
  • Three cross traffic movements, all resulting in other injury.

To address these issues, the Victorian Government has committed funding to replace the existing roundabout with a signalised intersection with additional lanes and new pedestrian crossings. 

Artist impression visuals showing the current intersection and the proposed upgraded intersection are shown below. 

View 1 - Before and After

View 2 - Before and After

View 3 - Before and After

Next Steps

We’re currently finalising the detailed design for the new intersection and will be engaging with the local community over the coming months to share the design plans and give people an opportunity to ask questions and speak to an expert. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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