Nepean Highway


Nepean Highway
Nepean Highway

Point Nepean Road
Australian State Route 3.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
see other route designations below
Length 91 km (57 mi)
Direction North-South
From Australian State Route 3.svg St. Kilda Road,
St Kilda, Melbourne
via Elsternwick, Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Mordialloc, Chelsea, Carrum, Seaford, Frankston, Mount Eliza, Mornington, Dromana, Rosebud, Sorrento
To Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, Victoria
Allocation St Kilda-Mornington:
Australian State Route 3.svg
Mornington-Mount Martha:
Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Formerly Australian State Route 3.svg
Mount Martha - Dromana East:
Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG
Formerly Australian State Route 3.svg Australian State Route 71.svg
Dromana East-Safety Beach:
Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg
Formerly Australian State Route 3.svg Australian State Route 64.svg
Safety Beach-Portsea:
Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Formerly Australian State Route 3.svg
Major junctions Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Queens Road / Dandenong Road (Princes Highway)
Australian State Route 29.svg Punt Road
Australian State Route 15.svg Warrigal Road
Australian State Route 10.svg Lower Dandenong Road
Australian State Route 33.svg Beach Road
Australian State Route 40.svg Edithvale Road
Australian State Route 6.svg Thompsons Road
Australian State Route 9.svg Fletcher Road
Australian Alphanumeric State Route C782.PNG Mornington - Tyabb Road
Australian State Route 11.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Mornington Peninsula Freeway
Australian Alphanumeric State Route C777.svg Boneo Road

for full list see major intersections

Nepean Highway runs south from the centre of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia to Portsea, along the eastern shore of Port Phillip. It is the primary road route to central Melbourne from Melbourne's southern suburbs.

Contents

History

Originally known as Arthurs Seat Road it was built in the 1850s to provide a road (originally a crude sandy track) from the farms (owned by Alexander Balcombe) south of Melbourne and link the city with its southern bay settlements and sea defences at Point Nepean. By the turn of the 20th century it had come to be known as Point Nepean Road and in 1948 was officially named Nepean Highway (indirectly after the British Politician and Colonial Administrator, Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet PC (1751-1822)).

Between the 1950s and about 1980, the road was progressively upgraded to a divided highway between the City and Mordialloc. From Mordialloc to Frankston, the highway is an undivided four lane road. The widening of the Mordialloc Bridge, [1], the last section section of less than four lanes, was completed in early 2009.

The Nepean Highway has kept the old Australian State Route 3.svg signage throughout the suburbs but is designated Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg at the town of Mornington.

Nepeanhwy.png

Route

Melbourne to Mornington

The road that is the Nepean Highway begins at the end of Swanston Street at the corner of Flinders Street, in the Melbourne CBD, and crosses the Princes Bridge where its name changes to become St Kilda Road, a leafy four lane boulevard shared with trams. It passes the Victorian Arts Centre (where the Australian State Route 3.svg road number begins) and the Shrine of Remembrance before reaching St Kilda Junction. Shortly after, at the junction with Carlisle Street, there is another name change to Brighton Road. Then, at Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, it becomes the Nepean Highway. The Route 67 Carnegie Tram runs down the middle of the highway until it turns into Glen Huntly Road.

Nepean Highway at Gardenvale

At Glen Huntly Road, the speed limit increases to 80 km/h and the road widens to become an eight-lane divided highway. It is reduced to six lanes at Moorabbin, passing through Cheltenham and Mentone, and then to the 60 km/h or 70 km/h four-lane single carriageway after the roundabouts at Mordialloc. The highway then travels virtually along the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay, to Frankston, with several stretches of dual carriageway, and then up Olivers Hill, from which there are good views across Frankston and the bay.

Mornington Peninsula

Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Just after passing through Mount Martha, the highway joins with the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, before turning toward the town of Dromana. Here the highway changes name again, to become Point Nepean Road – which was the former name of the entire highway in the early years of settlement. From here, Arthurs Seat is easily accessible, which gives spectacular views across the bay, and on a clear day, the skyscrapers of Melbourne are visible. Anthonys Nose is a point , or escarpment located on the southern shore of Port Phillip Bay, between Dromana and McCrae. The highway passes between "The Nose" and the shores of the bay. It was named by Charles La Trobe in 1839. In the 1920s "The Nose" was modified in order to combat the daily tides that blocked the highway.

Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg leaves the highway at Sorrento to cross the bay to Queenscliff, via the ferry where it continues to Geelong, via Bellarine Highway, but the highway continues as a two lane road down to the seaside resort of Portsea. The end of the highway is the very nondescript painted turning circle, before the gates of the former Commonwealth quarantine and defence station of Point Nepean, a humble ending to Melbourne's main southern highway.

Nepean Hwy section in Elsternwick (9K towards Melbourne CBD)

The highway is busy throughout the day, but the amount of traffic on the road does not merit the extension of the parallel Mornington Peninsula Freeway, and cars can usually travel at the maximum speed limit.

Possible future north-south connection

Transurban, in their Response to the Eddington Report, July 2008[2], believe a north-south corridor from the Hume Freeway and Metropolitan Ring Road to the Nepean Highway south of Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, generally via the Hoddle Highway corridor, deserves attention.

This alignment would follow the original F2 Freeway corridor as proposed in the 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan.

Major intersections and towns

Nepean Highway Australian State Route 3.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Northbound Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Distance to
Frankston
(km)
Southbound
End Nepean Highway (St Kilda Road) Australian State Route 3.svg Australian State Route 29.svg
continues as St Kilda Road Australian State Route 3.svg
to Melbourne
4.6 35.4 Start Nepean Highway (St Kilda Road) Australian State Route 3.svg Australian State Route 29.svg
from St Kilda Road Australian State Route 3.svg and Punt Road Australian State Route 29.svg
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Freeway
Queens Road (Princes Highway) Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Grade Separated Intersection Melbourne / Avalon Airport
St Kilda
Fitzroy Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
To Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Dandenong;
South Yarra, Richmond, Clifton Hill, Heidelberg
Punt Road Australian State Route 29.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
St. Kilda
Fitzroy Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Elwood
Barkly Street Australian State Route 29.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
4.8 35.2 St Kilda, Elwood
Barkly Street Australian State Route 29.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Glen Huntly
Glen Eira Road Australian State Route 22.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
7 33 Ripponlea, Glen Huntly
Glen Eira Road Australian State Route 22.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg 7.9 32.1 Toorak
Hotham Street Australian State Route 25.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Toorak, Burnley
Hotham Street Australian State Route 25.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian State Route 25.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg
Elsternwick 8 32 Elsternwick
Australian State Route 25.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg 8.3 31.7 Brighton
Rusden Street Australian State Route 25.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Brighton
Rusden Street Australian State Route 25.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg
Elwood, Ormond
North Road Australian State Route 18.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
9.9 30.1 Ormond, Oakleigh, Elwood
North Road Australian State Route 18.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg 11.8 28.2 Caulfield
Hawthorn Road Australian State Route 19.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Caulfield, Malvern
Hawthorn Road Australian State Route 19.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian State Route 19.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg
Brighton, Bentleigh
Centre Road Australian State Route 16.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
12 28 Bentleigh, Clayton, Brighton
Centre Road Australian State Route 16.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian State Route 19.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg 13.3 26.7 Sandringham, Black Rock
Cummins Road Australian State Route 19.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Black Rock
Cummins Road Australian State Route 19.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg
To Australian State Route 33.svg Beach Road
South Road Australian State Route 14.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
14.4 25.6 Noble Park; To Australian State Route 11.svg Frankston, Portsea via Freeway
South Road Australian State Route 14.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Moorabbin 14.8 25.2 Moorabbin
FRANKSTON RAIL LINE FRANKSTON RAIL LINE
Cheltenham 17.6 22.4 Cheltenham
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg 20.7 19.3 Mentone
Balcombe Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mentone, Black Rock
Balcombe Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian State Route 10.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg
To Australian State Route 33.svg Beach Road; Oakleigh, Burwood, Surrey Hills
Warrigal Road Australian State Route 15.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
20.8 19.2 Oakleigh, Parkdale
Warrigal Road Australian State Route 15.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian State Route 10.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 3.svg 21 19 Keysborough, Dandenong
Lower Dandenong Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dandenong
Lower Dandenong Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Australian State Route 3.svg
FRANKSTON RAIL LINE 23.3 16.7 FRANKSTON RAIL LINE
Mordialloc 24 16 Mordialloc
Beach Road Australian State Route 33.svg Give way sign at roundabout (Australia).svg 24.2 15.8 Beach Road Australian State Route 33.svg Give way sign at roundabout (Australia).svg
Aspendale 26.7 13.3 Aspendale
Edithvale 28.1 11.9 Edithvale
Springvale, Glen Waverley
Edithvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Springvale
Edithvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Chelsea 29.7 10.3 Chelsea
Patterson Lakes, Cranbourne
McLeod Road via Station Street Australian State Route 6.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
32.3 7.7 Patterson Lakes, Cranbourne
McLeod Road via Station Street Australian State Route 6.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Carrum Carrum
Dandenong
Fletcher Road Australian State Route 9.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
39.6 0.4 Cranbourne, Flinders
Fletcher Road Australian State Route 9.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Frankston 40 0 Frankston
Northbound Distance to
Frankston
(km)
Distance to
Mornington
(km)
Southbound
Cranbourne, Berwick; To Australian State Route 11.svg Melbourne via Freeway
Davey Street Australian State Route 4.svg Australian State Route 67.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
0.5 12 Hastings, Flinders
Davey Street Australian State Route 4.svg Australian State Route 67.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Somerville, Tooradin
Bungower Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
11 1.5 Somerville
Bungower Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
End Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Start Australian State Route 3.svg
12.5 0 Mornington
To Australian Alphanumeric State Route C783.png; Moorooduc, Tyabb
Mornington-Tyabb Road Australian Alphanumeric State Route C782.PNG Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
To Australian Alphanumeric State Route C783.png Mount Martha, Safety Beach; Tyabb, Moorooduc
Mornington-Tyabb Road Australian Alphanumeric State Route C782.PNG Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mornington End Australian State Route 3.svg
Start Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Northbound Distance to
Mornington
(km)
Distance to
Flinders
(km)
Southbound
Frankston, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
8.5 24.5 Frankston, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
End Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
9 24 Dromana, Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Grade Separated Intersection Give way sign at roundabout (Australia).svg
Dromana, Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Grade Separated Intersection Give way sign at roundabout (Australia).svg
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG 13 20 Red Hill, Flinders; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg
White Hill Road _Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG High Speed Intersection
Red Hill; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg Hastings
White Hill Road _Australian Alphanumeric State Route C787.PNG High Speed Intersection
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg
Eastbound Distance to
Hastings
(km)
Distance to
Dromana
(km)
Westbound
Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
22.5 2.5 Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg 23 2 End Australian Alphanumeric State Route C788.svg
continues as Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Mornington, Frankston, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
Frankston, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Grade Separated Intersection High Speed Intersection
continues as Nepean Highway Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg 24 1 Mount Martha, Mornington
Marine Parade Australian Alphanumeric State Route C783.png Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mount Martha, Mornington
Marine Parade Australian Alphanumeric State Route C783.png Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Point Nepean Road (Nepean Highway) Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
Dromana 25 0 Dromana
Northbound Distance to
Melbourne
via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway
(km)
Distance to
Portsea
(km)
Southbound
Melbourne via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway;
Arthurs Seat, Red Hill
McCulloch Street Australian Alphanumeric State Route C789.svg High Speed Intersection
82 25 Arthurs Seat, Red Hill
McCulloch Street Australian Alphanumeric State Route C789.svg High Speed Intersection
Melbourne via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway;
McCrae
Lonsdale Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
85 21 McCrae
Lonsdale Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Main Ridge
Jetty Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
86 20 Main Ridge
Jetty Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Rosebud 87 19 Rosebud
Melbourne via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway;
Boneo, Flinders
Boneo Road Australian Alphanumeric State Route C777.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
90.5 18 Melbourne via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway;
Boneo, Flinders
Boneo Road Australian Alphanumeric State Route C777.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne via Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway
Eastbourne Road via Elizabeth Avenue _Australian Alphanumeric State Route C798.png High Speed Intersection
91.5 16.5 Eastbourne Road via Elizabeth Avenue _Australian Alphanumeric State Route C798.png High Speed Intersection
Rye 96 12 Rye
Blairgowrie 100 8 Blairgowrie
Peninsula Searoad Car/Passenger Ferry
to Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Queenscliff
High Speed Intersection
104 4 Peninsula Searoad Car/Passenger Ferry
to Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg Queenscliff
High Speed Intersection
Sorrento 104.2 3.8 Sorrento
Portsea 109 0 Portsea
Start Point Nepean Road (Nepean Highway) Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
from Point Nepean National Park
110 -- End Point Nepean Road (Nepean Highway) Australian Alphanumeric State Route B110.svg
entrance to Point Nepean National Park

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