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Planning begins on congestion-busting freeway upgrade

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Planning has started on work to ease chronic congestion at the Rosebud end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. Residents have long called for a bridge to be built over Jetty Rd, describing the intersection as an “absolute shocker” with traffic gridlocked during the summer peak.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s acting executive manager of infrastructure strategy and climate change, Tom Haines-Sutherland, said an upgrade was needed urgently. “We are pleased that Major Road Projects Victoria has begun planning work on the upgrade of the intersection,” Mr Haines-Sutherland said. “With our population expected to increase significantly and with high levels of visitation, this upgrade is necessary to reduce congestion, increase safety for both drivers and pedestrians, and improve the connection within the Rosebud township.”

Flinders federal Liberal MP Greg Hunt said work was expected to start in 2022. Other work, including improvements to the dangerous Nepean Highway intersections at Forest Drive and Uralla Rd in Mount Martha, as well as pedestrian upgrades on Frankston-Flinders Rd in Balnarring, will all begin next year.

Nepean state Labor MP Chris Brayne said the Federal Government had a responsibility to make the Jetty Rd upgrade happen. “At the 2019 federal election, the Federal Government made commitments to deliver Jetty Rd,” Mr Brayne said. “Currently, (it) is funding a business case into the Jetty Rd overpass. This will include traffic modelling, design works, environmental and heritage assessments. The Victorian Government is doing the planning work to ensure that the Commonwealth are able to properly fund their election commitment.” Mr Brayne would not be drawn on whether the State Government would commit money to the project.

Major Road Projects Victoria was approached for comment but none was received. However, in a letter to residents it stated the project would include duplication of the freeway between Jetty Rd and Boneo Rd; upgrades of the intersections at Jetty Rd and Boneo Rd; new pedestrian-operated signals along Eastbourne Rd west of Jetty Rd; and investigation of noise mitigation measures between Rosebud and Dromana.

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