Westernport Highway


Westernport Highway

Infobox Australian Road
road_name = Westernport Highway
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photo =
caption = Formerly
length = 27
direction = North-South
start =
finish =
est =
through = Lynbrook, Skye, Cranbourne West, Langwarrin, Cranbourne South, Pearcedale, Somerville, Tyabb
route = "Lyndhurst - Langwarrin:"
exits = Baxter-Tooradin Road
Eramosa Road East
Bungower Road
Tyabb - Tooradin Road

Westernport Highway . Originally named the Dandenong-Hastings Rd, a single carriageway road, it was progressively upgraded to a divided highway between Frankston-Cranbourne Rd and the South Gippsland Freeway during the 1990s as the freight traffic from the Port of Hastings became more important to Melbourne.

Route

The highway begins as a dual carriageway with two lanes running in each direction and between the South Gippsland Freeway and Hall Road the highway actually has the route shield .

Duplication Upgrade in Langwarrin

Western Port Highway duplication, Langwarrin. (source:VicRoads [http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/RoadsAndProjects/RoadProjects/SouthEasternSuburbs/WesternPortHighwayDuplicationLangwarrin.htm] )

A $36.8 million State Government funded project to extend the Western Port Highway duplication from the Cranbourne-Frankston Road to North Road at Langwarrin. Works involve widening and reconstruction providing two lanes in each direction separated by a central median.

Construction to start: late 2007

Completion: early 2009

Length of works: 4.2km.

Anticipated Future Upgrades

* Realignment between Frankston-Flinders Rd and Graydens Rd (2021);
* Full grade-separated interchange at Thompsons Rd (2021);
* Duplication between North Rd and Baxter-Tooradin Rd (2021);
* Upgrade to freeway standard between South Gippsland Freeway and Cranbourne-Frankston Rd with full grade-separated interchanges at Glasscocks Rd, Thompsons Rd, Hall Rd and Cranbourne- Frankston Rd (2031);
* Duplication between Baxter-Tooradin Rd and Frankston-Flinders Rd (2031).

For more information go to the Frankston Bypass Publications page on the Eastlink (SEITA) website [http://www.seita.com.au/pages/frankston-bypass-publications.asp]

ee also

*Highways in Australia
*Highways in Victoria


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