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Abbotts Road Upgrade

Greater Dandenong Council will begin work on widening Abbotts Road in the first half of the 2020-21 financial year. The road will be widened between Taylors Road and National Drive.

What will the works include?

  • Widening of Abbotts Rd to two lanes in each direction
    • Abbotts road, Westbound: Dedicated one right turn lane and two through traffic lanes.
    • Abbotts road, Eastbound: Dedicated one right turn lane, one through traffic lane and slip lane.
    • Taylors Road, Northbound: Dedicated one left turn lane and through or right turn lane.
    • Make sure 26m B-double and 36.5m B- triple can negotiate the road for right turning.
  • Provisions of a new pedestrian path
  • Upgrading storm water drainage and underground services
  • Signalisation modification at Taylors Road intersection (stage 1) and National Drive intersection (stage 2)
  • Relocating overhead powerlines
  • Upgrading street lighting

Why are these works important?

Dandenong South is an important destination for workers in Melbourne’s south eastern growth corridor.

Abbotts Road is one of only a few east-west connections from the Casey residential growth areas into the Lyndhurst and Keysborough industrial area.

Abbotts Road is also a very important freight link.

How will the community benefit?

Widening Abbotts Road will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

The project will also result in the following benefits:

  • Improve existing intersection arrangement and road conditions sufficiently to provide access to larger freight vehicles.
  • Convenient and safe access for pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists
  • Improved access for buses, emergency and service vehicles
  • Improved public lighting
  • Alleviate congestion issues.
  • Enhance safety of the road users.

Timelines and next steps

Section 2 - between Taylors Road and National Drive is currently in the design and specification process.

  • Abbotts Road Upgrade Map
    Abbotts Road Upgrade Map

Project location - Abbotts Road, between Taylors Road and National Drive