Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection upgrade

The Victorian Government is investing $15.27 million to upgrade the intersection of Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road in Point Cook as part of a $117 million program, targeting suburban bottlenecks, and helping drivers get to their destinations sooner and safer.

Project update – February 2023

Pre-construction service location and relocation work is underway and will continue to early 2023. These works must be completed before construction can commence on the intersection upgrade.

Additional services were identified during our investigations which means these works are taking longer than expected.

If you’re travelling through the area keep an eye out for changes in traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow an extra five minutes of travel time. 

    What we’ll be doing

    As part of the upgrade, we will:

    • install new traffic lights at the Point Cook and Sneydes Road intersection
    • install pedestrian crossings at the traffic lights
    • widen Point Cook Road traffic lanes between Jamieson Way and Gramercy Boulevard
    • resurface Point Cook Road between Jamieson Way and Gramercy Boulevard
    • replace existing footpaths with shared user paths 
    • update line marking
    • upgrade street lighting at the intersection.

    To eliminate the risk of side impact crashes, vehicles will no longer be able to turn right across Point Cook Road from Middle Park Drive and Point Cook Village. ‘Keep clear’ line marking will be installed on Point Cook Road at the Middle Park Drive intersection to provide space for vehicles entering Point Cook Road from Middle Park Drive. 

    Our Road Safety Assessment indicates it is not safe for drivers to make these right turn movements across multiple lanes. 

    Permanent changes to Point Cook Village:
    • Vehicles that wish to enter Point Cook Village will be able to do so as usual.
    • Vehicles exiting Point Cook Village to travel South towards Sneydes Road will need to turn left and then utilise the roundabout at Jamieson Way and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard.
    Permanent changes to Middle Park Drive:
    • Vehicles travelling towards the Jamieson Way and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard roundabout that wish to enter Middle Park Drive will be able to do so by utilising the roundabout, heading south along Point Cook Road and turning left into Middle Park Drive.
    • Vehicles that wish to exit Middle Park Drive to travel towards Jamieson Way and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard will need to turn left onto Point Cook Road and then u-turn at the new signalised intersection at Sneydes Road.

    For a better look at the intersection upgrade you can view the before (current) view of the Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection and a 3D image of what the intersection will look like once works are complete via the links below.

    1. Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection looking towards Sneydes Road

    2. Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection looking towards Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard

    View before and after

    3. Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection close up

    View before and after

    4. Middle Park Drive and Point Cook Road intersection and traffic movement changes

    View before and after

    5. Point Cook Village and Point Cook Road intersection and traffic movement changes

    View before and after

    6. Point Cook Road and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard roundabout

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    7. Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection upgrade full road.

    View before and after

    Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection upgrade map

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    Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection upgrade map

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    Interim advisory P turn 

    Prior to construction starting on the intersection, the Department of Transport and Planning, with the support of Wyndham City Council, has implemented a temporary, advisory solution to assist in managing congestion and safety at the intersection during peak times.

    The advisory P turn was introduced in early November 2021. 
    P turns are used to reduce the long queues created by drivers waiting to do right turns at an intersection. P turns keep more cars moving more often.  

    The advisory P turn signage is located on Sneydes Road just before the approach to Point Cook Road. This gives drivers an option to make a left turn from Sneydes Road into Point Cook Road and perform a u-turn movement at the Jamieson Way and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard roundabout, then head back south along Point Cook Road.

    This movement will be beneficial especially during the peak periods when turning right from Sneydes Road into Point Cook Road is very challenging. The temporary signage will be in place until construction commences on the intersection upgrade.

    Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road Intersection Upgrade Map

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    Project background

    This T-intersection is made up of two roads—Point Cook Road, which is an arterial road and Sneydes Road, which is a local road.

    Currently, drivers are waiting long periods to turn right onto Point Cook Road from Sneydes Road due to large traffic volumes, making it difficult and unsafe for everyone attempting to turn into constantly flowing traffic. This also causes traffic to bank up and creates congestion during peak hours.

    Point Cook and Sneydes Roads connect the community to the Princes Freeway, other Western suburbs, many schools and childcare centres and the large Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Precinct.

    There is currently no location for people walking or bike riding to safely cross Point Cook Road between Jamieson Way and Gramercy Boulevard.

    Point Cook Road has approximately 32,000 vehicles travel on it each day and Sneydes Road has approximately 11,000.

    Over the five-year period to 30 June 2020, there were four major accidents recorded at this intersection, with one of those accidents resulting in serious injuries. As well as the recorded accidents, there have been numerous near misses at the intersection. 

    Will community be able to provide input into the design?

    Wyndham City Council and the Department of Transport have collaborated to ensure the design best suits the current and future design for the area. 

    However, if you have any feedback about the design once we share it, please contact us. 

    How will community be informed on project milestones or impacts?

    You can sign up to receive email notifications when we update the web page. To do this follow the link to the web page and fill in your email address and click “Join”. 

    We will be providing letters via mailbox drop to residents and businesses within the local area. You may also find information about the intersection upgrade via VicRoads’ Facebook page. 

    I live in the area; how will this project impact me?

    You may notice some work taking place over the coming months as we relocate essential services, including gas, electricity, water and telecommunications. 

    When we’re closer to construction we will update the web page with construction impacts. 

    We will ensure that times and dates of works are communicated to the community well in advance of works commencing. 

    To stay up to date you can sign up for updates via the web page.

    What is the impact to vegetation?

    Twenty-eight trees have been identified as high-risk (needing to be removed for the project). These trees are a mix of native and non-native species.

    The Department of Transport has worked with Wyndham City Council to ensure the removal of trees is kept to a minimum.

    Will you be replanting trees or laying grass?

    All Wyndham City-owned trees requiring removal will be considered for repurposing as a habitat structure.

    Where we work, we will be planting topsoil and grass seed. The new centre medians will be a mixture of topsoil, grass and concrete. All other nature strips will be topsoil and grass.

    Will there be delays as part of the works?

    There may be slight delays when we begin construction. We will provide advance notification prior to works commencing.

    Get in touch

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    Project Timeline
    Milestone Title Milestone Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
    )
    Advisory P turn November 2021 Completed
    Final Design November 2021 Completed
    Service relocation works January 2022 - late 2022 Current
    Major construction Early 2023 Upcoming 
    Project complete Mid 2023 Upcoming 

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