Clyde Road upgrade begins

With early works now underway, the Clyde Road upgrade aims to improve traffic and liveability in the area.

By Emma Xerri

Early works on the Clyde Road Upgrade have begun, with crews currently working to relocate and protect essential underground services.

The works will be located at the intersection of Clyde Road and Kangan Drive, and will add additional lanes on Clyde Road between the Princes Freeway and Kangan Drive, upgrade both freeway intersections and the Kangan Drive/Sir Gustav Nossal Boulevard intersection, and widen the existing freeway bridge.

The upgrade also will build and upgrade 1.2km of shared walking and cycling paths to give safer and easier travel options, and install new street lighting, road signage, drainage and landscaping.

With these changes, the upgrade aims to provide more reliable travel times, improve traffic flow, make walking and cycling along Clyde Road safer and easier, and improve general livability in the area.

But with these changes come inevitable closures, which will hopefully be aided by appropriate detours put in place to minimise disruption.

There will be one right turn lane closure from Clyde Road into Kangan Drive daily between 9.30am and 5pm, as well as a closure on the left turn slip lane into Kangan Drive from Clyde Road, and the pedestrian crossing on the north side of the Clyde Road and Kangan Drive intersection.

However, access to hospitals and educational institutions will be maintained while works are completed, and the upgrade will work to implement changes to relieve bottlenecks surrounding these nearby educational and health institutions.

Following the completion of the early utility relocation stage in late 2024, major works will commence at the end of the year through to late 2027, working in unison with recent road and level crossing infrastructure upgrades throughout the south east to provide better connection to the Princes Freeway and surrounding suburbs, as well as complementing future upgrades.