Palmers Road upgrade at Point Cook
VicRoads, on behalf of the Victorian Government and Wyndham City Council, are delivering a $6.71 million project to upgrade Palmers Road in Point Cook.
There is currently significant congestion on the Princes Freeway, particularly during morning peak, which results in traffic delays along Palmers Road and Dunnings Road.
The project includes adding a combined bus and multi-occupancy vehicle lane on the approaches to the Palmers Road and Dunnings Road intersection and northbound on Palmers Road between Dunnings Road and Skeleton Creek.
Traffic signals at the Palmers Road and Dunnings Road intersection will be adjusted to give priority to buses.
The Victorian Government is providing $3.71 million towards this project and Wyndham City Council is providing $3 million. It aims to reduce congestion on Palmers and Dunnings roads, improve bus reliability and access to Williams Landing Railway Station and make it more attractive for the local residents to use public transport.
Palmers Road upgrade, Point Cook will include:
- New northbound bus and transit lane along Palmers Road between Dunnings Road and Skeleton Creek which will be limited to buses, taxis and multi-passenger vehicles.
- Three bus stops along Palmers Road
- Adjustments to the traffic lights at the Palmers Road and Dunnings Road intersection to provide priority to buses.
- Improved street lighting
- Shared user path along the length of Palmers Road connecting with the Princes Freeway overpass and Williams Landing railway station
What happens next?
Works will start in late October 2016 and are expected to be completed by May 2017.
During the course of the project, we will keep the community up to date with the progress of the project and advanced notification of any planned works that may cause disruptions or delays.
Project Map - October 2016
View larger version of the Palmers Rd Transit Lane map v2 extended path map [JPG 455Kb]
If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.
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