The current road design and construction is not fit for purpose, due to increased land development, use by cyclists and the construction of a new interchange with the South Eastern Freeway. Problems with the existing road include a number of large trees close to the existing edge of the road, affecting road safety, restricted sightlines at road intersections along the road, poor or no provision of shoulders, poor delineation of the road at night, poor stormwater infrastrcture and subsoil drainage, insufficient seal width to cope with growing and expected volumes of traffic,poor pavement strength and ride quality.
The proposed works include upgrading the existing road, including increased road widths, provision of a sealed shoulder, improved junctions at Hartman, Green, Scarborough, Burnbank and Davison Roads, new roundabouts at Old Princess Highway and Springs road (to be funded separately), improved provision for cyclists pedestrians and a range of other features including road lighting where required. A new South Eastern Freeway interchange is also proposed at Bald Hills Road to alleviate transport pressures from other interchanges in the area.
Total cost of proposed project is $8,300,000