Nepean Highway and Forest Drive intersection upgrade

Planning is currently underway to upgrade the Nepean Highway and Forest Drive intersection in Mount Martha.

Project update

To improve safety and access for all road users at the Nepean Highway and Forest Drive intersection in Mount Martha, investigations are currently being carried out to develop and evaluate potential improvement options.

As part of these investigations, our contractor will be on-site to locate and identify underground services surrounding the intersection. They will be working within the road reserve from Wednesday 24 February to Friday 26 February between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Some works may also be completed outside the specified working hours. This may occur if crews are working within the road reserve with no impact to traffic.

During works between 9:30am and 3:30pm, there will be:

  • a partial lane closure, with traffic management in place to help you travel safely through the intersection.
  • reduced speed limits to ensure the safety of crews and motorists
  • there may be some noise, vibration, and dust while we drill to locate underground services.

Please look out for traffic management signage and temporary speed reductions and watch out for our crews when travelling through these areas. 

Project background 

Mount Martha is a seaside suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 80km south of Melbourne. Approximately 18,000 vehicles travel along Nepean Highway in Mount Martha every day. Forest Drive is one of the primary access points into and out of Mount Martha from the Nepean Highway. 

In the 10 years leading up to March 2020, there were 6 reported crashes at the Nepean Highway and Forest Drive intersection, which tragically resulted in 1 fatality and 3 people were seriously injured.

Benefits 

This project will:

  • create safer access for motorists entering into or exiting from Forest Drive.
  • improve safety for all road users, including vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians
  • meet the demands of future population and economic growth in the area

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us. 

Email:  [email protected]

 

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