The Western Port Highway upgrade project will ease congestion at the intersections of Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road in outer south east Melbourne, Victoria by replacing two roundabouts with traffic lights. The Victorian and Federal governments have each provided $57.5 million for the project, the construction of which is expected to be complete by late 2022.
BG&E along with design and construction (D&C) contractor, Downer EDI, are developing the project scope and budget in collaboration with Major Road Project Victoria, as the delivery authority. BG&E is the lead consultant and is responsible for traffic, civil and structural engineering, along with specialist sub-consultants for the provision of lighting, landscape, environmental design, cultural heritage review and road safety audits.
The Western Port Highway project will ease traffic flow and reduce travel times, enabling all four sets of traffic lights within a six-kilometre stretch to be sequenced. Travel efficiency will add capacity to the local road network and support communities with faster connection for people and freight.