Calder Freeway-Station Road intersection upgrade, Gisborne

We’re upgrading this key intersection, between the Calder Freeway and Station Road, with a $6.656 million project jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Government of Victoria.

Project update - May 2017

We thank the Gisborne and New Gisborne communities for their patience during the recent closure of the Bendigo bound exit ramp from the Calder Freeway onto Station Road.

These works are now complete, with the ramp re-opening from 1 May 2017, and we are now moving into the next phase of the project.

As part of the project to build two new roundabouts, we have closed the Bendigo bound entry ramp from Station Road onto the Calder Freeway from Monday 1 May for around five weeks. These works are weather dependent. 

During this period, you'll be unable to use the north bound Bendigo on-ramp onto the Calder Freeway.

Detours will be in place, so be sure to plan ahead by using an alternative route, and allow for an extra ten minutes travel time to your journey.

Image of detour map for Bendigo bound exit ramp from Calder Freeway to Station Road
Select this link or the image to view a larger version of the detour map

Please observe the changed traffic conditions for your own safety, the safety of other road users and our workers.

Keep updated about the project by checking this page regularly.

Project background

Station Road forms part of the Gisborne-Kilmore Road, providing an important north-south link between the townships of New Gisborne, Gisborne and Gisborne South. It also acts as a key transport link between centres such as Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong. 

Station Road connects with the Calder Freeway near the outskirts of Gisborne. Currently, traffic that exits the Freeway via off ramps has to give way at Station Road.

Over the last decade there has been a considerable increase in demand and use from a variety of competing road users (transport industry, local residents, cyclists and through traffic), which has impacted traffic flow at the interchange. 

Project details

The project design covers Station Road between Morrow Road and Webb Crescent. 

The design incorporates a new four lane section of Station Road under the Calder Freeway. Two new roundabouts will be located at the on and off ramps on either side of the Calder Freeway for both Bendigo and Melbourne bound traffic. 

As well as upgrading Station Road, there will be new bike and pedestrian paths and better ramp connections between the Calder Freeway and Station Road. 

The upgrade also includes landscape improvements, including tree plantings around the new roundabouts to enhance the entrances to New Gisborne and Gisborne.

View a larger version of the Concept Map

Calder Freeway-Station Road intersection upgrade, Gisborne concept map (small)

View the Station Road Interchange design map - earth view [PDF, 3.1 Mb] 
View the Station Road Interchange design map - map view [PDF 1Mb]     

Project benefits

The upgrade will:
  • significantly improve safety and traffic flow through the Calder Freeway-Station Road intersection by reducing congestion at the exit and entry ramps
  • make journeys for pedestrians and cyclists safer and easier, separating them from traffic with the new shared path and an off-road bicycle path 
  • provide beautiful connections to the entrances of New Gisborne and Gisborne with plantings of ‘October Glory’ trees (as part of the project’s landscaping program to continue the ‘boulevard of trees’ theme).

How will surrounding areas be affected?

There will be a significant amount of machinery, trucks and contractors involved due to the scale of this project. Construction will be in stages to minimise the impact on local traffic, with the majority of works to be carried out during daylight hours as well as some night-time asphalt works. 

Earthmoving machinery noise may be noticeable close to the construction zone, and every effort will be made to minimise the impact on nearby residents. 

During different stages of construction there will be changes to the way traffic moves through the general area. We’ll keep in regular contact with the community about any changes to local access

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]
Call: (03) 5434 5148
Write: VicRoads, 53-61 Lansell Street, East Bendigo VIC 3550

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