Merricks: Merricks & Stanleys Road Roundabout Construction

  • Project typeRoads, Streetscapes and Footpaths
  • Project value$1.4 Million
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Mornington Peninsula Shire is continually working towards improving its road network. As part of the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program, the Shire is installing a compact roundabout and modifying approach lanes at the intersection of Merricks Road and Stanleys Road, Merricks.

The intersection has been identified as high risk. Upcoming works will improve functionality and traffic safety significantly, and include the following components:

  • Installation of a compact roundabout
  • Pavement widening and overlay
  • Splitter island construction and line marking
  • Drainage improvements and kerb installation
  • Construction of two raised safety platforms on each approach leg to safely slow vehicles before the roundabout
  • Advance warning signage on approach to the speed humps and roundabout
  • Additional street lighting.

Though smaller than regular roundabouts, compact roundabouts offer plenty of space for safe navigation (large trucks can drive up on the central island). The Shire has also addressed community concerns by amending the design of the proposed compact roundabout. A comprehensive review process involving the Department of Transport (DoT), road safety consultants and a truck movement modelling specialist has resulted in some minor changes to the design. More detail can be found in the FAQ responses available for download.

The amended roundabout design will better cater for larger vehicle movements with no adverse impacts to vehicle stability because of proposed Raised Safety Platforms.

The project completed tender evaluation and was further endorsed by Council in late 2022. Construction commenced in late February after all relevant documentation, permits and approvals required for works were obtained. Environmentally Sustainable Design initiatives in using recycled concrete in the road sub-base layer has been adopted. The project reached practical completion in early August 2023

Download: 

Merricks & Stanleys Road - Roundabout Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Merricks Stanleys Road - Roundabout - FAQ(PDF, 220KB)

Merricks & Stanleys Road Intersection - Previous Crashes(PDF, 785KB)

 

Updated: August 2023.

 

 

Location

Merricks Road and Stanleys road intersection, Merricks 3936  View Map

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