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. 

Project Update - September 2022

We’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback at either one of our information sessions or via social media and email about the project. 

We’ve reviewed all feedback and are now starting work on the detailed design plans and the necessary land acquisition processes. 

To find out more about the feedback and questions we received during the consultation process, you can view our community engagement report [PDF 652 Kb]

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’ve reviewed all feedback provided by the community and will begin work on the detailed design for the project and the necessary land acquisition process required. We’ll provide more information to the community in 2023 regarding start dates and anticipated construction impacts. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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