Drivers in Somerville, Baxter and Langwarrin South are a step closer to safer, smoother and more reliable journeys, with a contract awarded to upgrade the 6 way roundabout between Golf Links Road and Baxter Tooradin Road.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the project will provide the much needed upgrade to the six-way roundabout at Grant, Warrandyte and Baxter-Tooradin Roads, supporting the Baxter, Langwarrin and Somerville communities.“These important upgrades are vital to reduce congestion in and around the Baxter, Langwarrin and Somerville area,” Minister Hunt said.
“New footpaths will be installed on Baxter-Tooradin Road and Grant Road to connect bus stops with Baxter Primary School, making it easier for trucks and larger vehicles to navigate the intersection.
“These upgrades will make it easier for locals and parents of Baxter Primary School students alike, ensuring Mornington Peninsula residents get home sooner and safer.”
“Footpaths will also be improved on Golf Links Road, from Garden Brae Court and Warrandyte Road. In addition, traffic lights will be installed at the existing pedestrian crossing outside Baxter Primary School to help school kids cross the intersection safely.”
Construction works will be undertaken by MACA Civil, in partnership with Major Road Projects Victoria.
Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the upgrade will make it easier for drivers to get to Peninsula Link, Somerville, Hastings and the Western Port Highway.
“Golf Links Road is a critical link for the community in Melbourne’s south-east, and this upgrade will help reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for the thousands of people who travel through this area every day,” Minister Fletcher said.
Main construction is expected to start by late 2021.
The Golf Links Road Upgrade is part of the broader Suburban Roads Upgrade – South Eastern and Northern Roads project. The project is jointly funded, by the Australian and Victorian Governments.