Planning Underway For Dingley By-Pass

Planning Underway For Dingley By-Pass

Victoria Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

$20 Million For Dingley Bypass Planning

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said $20 Million to plan the next stage of the Dingley Bypass will complete the western section of the 19 km fully-divided arterial road link between Moorabbin and Dandenong South.

“Completing the Dingley Bypass between Warrigal Road and Westall Road will ease congestion on the Heatherton Road, Centre Dandenong Road and Old Dandenong Road.” Mr. Mulder said.

“State funding announced in the Victorian Budget 2011-12 will be used for planning works, and to commence land acquisition for the new 6.4 km divided road.”

“This new section will complement the 3.5 km Dingley Arterial link now under construction through Keysborough between Springvale Road and Perry Road, due for completion in 2013.”

 

“The Coalition committed a total of $55 Million towards this important project in the lead up to the election, and today’s funding announcement means this vital planning work can begin immediately.”

Planning for the Dingley Bypass will require investigation and community consultation on a range of social, environmental and economic issues.

VicRoads is now surveying local people, businesses and other stakeholders to identify how they would like to be involved during the Dingley Bypass study, and the best ways for them to provide community feedback.

The VicRoads Dingley Bypass Project Bulletin, which includes the consultation survey, has been mailed to 18,000 homes and businesses in and around Heatherton, Clarinda, Springvale South and Dingley Village.

Several sections along the Dingley corridor have been completed including the Westall Road extension, the South Road extension and the Dandenong Bypass.

The Dingley Bypass is expected to carry approximately 45,000 vehicles a day.

Mr. Mulder said the Victorian Coalition Government is committed to addressing traffic congestion and planning for future growth in Melbourne’s south east.

“The 2011-12 Budget included $601 Million for road projects to deliver significant improvements for motorists, particularly in outer suburban and regional areas.” Mr. Mulder said.