Uralla Road and Nepean Highway Intersection Upgrade

Planning is underway to improve safety and access for all road users at Uralla Road and Nepean Highway intersection in Mount Martha.

Project update – February 2024

Following the Australian Government’s Independent Strategic Review of the Infrastructure Investment Program, we are now recommencing our work on this project.

We’ll have further updates for the community in the coming months.

What we’re planning to do 

The upgrade will include:

  • new traffic lights with pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Uralla Road and Nepean Highway
  • realigning Uralla Road to form a cross-intersection with Nepean Highway and The Briars entrance
  • other pedestrian and bike rider safety improvements.


When the upgrade is completed, it will:

  • create safer access for drivers entering into or exiting from Uralla Road and The Briars
  • improve safety for all road users at the intersection, including vulnerable road users such as bike riders
  • meet the demands of future population and economic growth in the area.

Project background 

Uralla Road and Nepean Highway intersection will be made safer thanks to the Australian Government’s investment into the Investment Road and Rail Program, delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Mount Martha is a seaside suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, 80km south of Melbourne. Approximately 18,000 vehicles travel along Nepean Highway in Mount Martha every day. Uralla Road 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, 11 crashes were reported at Uralla Road and Nepean Highway intersection and five crashes resulted in serious injury. Fortunately no lives were lost.

High traffic volumes, the downhill slope and poor visibility of vehicles due to the curve on Nepean Highway are all contributing factors to drivers experiencing difficulties in entering and exiting Uralla Road.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us using the email below.

Email:  [email protected] with the subject line ‘Nepean Highway and Uralla Road intersection upgrade’


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