Clyde Road Upgrade welcomed

An envisioned landscape for the Clyde Road Upgrade. Picture: Supplied

By Violet Li

Federal Government will contribute $250m to the Clyde Road Upgrade project after a 90-day review of its Infrastructure Investment Program.

To be delivered by the Victorian Government, the project is proposed to upgrade the two intersections at Clyde Road and Kangan Drive, and Clyde Road and Monash Freeway.

It is expected to include widening of the Monash Freeway bridge, three through lanes in each direction, additional turning lanes and a shared path in each direction over the bridge.

The project is also envisioned to include freeway terminal upgrades, improved right turn storage on the bridge structure and a provision for a future signalised intersection.

The upgrade is said to reduce congestion and improve travel efficiency, network reliability, and safety.

Casey chair of administrators Noelene Duff PSM said Council welcomed the outcome of the review.

“The Clyde Road Corridor is one of the busiest and most congested arterial thoroughfares in Casey, recording the highest number of congestion and safety related complaints from our community,” she said.

“We therefore welcome the outcome of the review and look forward to the construction of the Clyde Road Upgrade to help ease congestion and improve safety and travel times for our community.”

Ms Duff said Casey had been advocating for many years for the much-needed upgrade to the Clyde Road Corridor, which comprises Clyde Road, Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Clyde-Five Ways Road, as part of its Connecting Casey advocacy campaign.

Council has been calling for the duplication of up to 14km of arterial road, new signalised and upgraded intersections as well as other upgrades to paths, crossings, public transport and traffic management measures.

“We are pleased that the Clyde Road Upgrade in Berwick is recommended to proceed and, once completed, will go some way towards easing traffic congestion and improving safety along this section of this busy arterial road,” she said.

“Clyde Road is a significant north-south arterial road corridor in Casey, providing a vital connection between Berwick, Clyde, Clyde North, Cranbourne East and Cranbourne. 

“In the past 5 years, the population of Clyde and Clyde North has tripled, making it one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria. This rapid population growth is leading to record car ownership and increased pressure on Casey’s transport network.”

Ms Duff said Casey would therefore continue to advocate for further improvements along the entire Clyde Road corridor to help ease traffic congestion and connect the rapidly growing community.

The Clyde Road Upgrade is expected to commence construction in late 2023 and be completed by late 2025.

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