Improving safety along South Gippsland Highway

The Victorian Government is improving road safety and making it easier to get around Melbourne’s south-east with traffic lights to be installed and roads realigned at the South Gippsland Highway/Clyde Five Ways Road intersection in Devon Meadows.

The Victorian Budget 2022/23 includes $15.4 million for upgrades to reduce the risk of crashes at the busy intersection and cater for future growth in the area.

The project will improve safety and accessibility by realigning Fisheries Road and removing unsignalised intersections and replacing them with a single intersection with traffic lights.

The South Gippsland Highway/Clyde Five Ways project will improve safety at the intersection, particularly by addressing an existing uncontrolled right turn, which accounts for almost 50 per cent of all crashes recorded at the intersection.

Over a five-year period, 22 crashes were recorded at the intersection including one fatality.

Design and planning work on the South Gippsland Highway/Clyde Five Ways intersection project is expected to commence later this year with construction expected to take several years.

It’s part of a $125.7 million government investment delivering high priority road upgrades across Melbourne to build a safer and more resilient network, creating jobs and connecting Melburnians to employment, education and the activities they enjoy. 

The Budget also includes planning work for future road upgrades across the south-eastern suburbs.