Roadworks & Closures

Road infrastructure works

Road works being undertaken by the Shire are listed within our Current Projects pages. The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) also undertake roadworks within the Peninsula. Find their current projects below: 

Mount Martha - Intersection upgrade - Nepean Highway and Forest Drive

This is a Department of Transport project, please contact them directly on 13 11 70 or DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au.


The Department of Transport and Planning has now recommenced work to install new traffic lights at the Forest Drive and Nepean Highway intersection in Mount Martha, improving safety and access for all road users.

They are now proceeding with the necessary procurement and permits to allow us to begin delivery of this project in 2024.

Planned works

In addition to new traffic lights, the features of this upgrade include:

  • A new signalised pedestrian crossing to help pedestrians safely cross Nepean Highway, and new concrete footpaths connecting the intersection to the bus stops.
  • Widening the intersection with extra lanes to improve traffic flow and improve access for large vehicles.
  • New continuous bicycle lanes on Nepean Highway, to improve safety and the riding experience for cyclists.
  • New asphalt at the bus bays and vehicle pull over areas, providing an improved road surface for drivers to pick up and drop off passengers.
  • New advanced warning signs on the approach to the intersection, to increase awareness of the upcoming traffic lights.
  • Realigning the driveway opposite to Forest Drive to improve safety at the intersection, with new access provided via Range Road.

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For more information visit the VicRoads website at: Forest Drive and Nepean Highway intersection upgrade

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback about the design, please contact:  DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au

Mount Martha - Uralla Road and Nepean Highway Intersection Upgrade

This is a Department of Transport (DTP) project, please contact them directly on 13 11 70 or DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au.


Following the Australian Government’s Independent Strategic Review of the Infrastructure Investment Program, DTP are now recommencing their work on this project.

We’ll have further updates for the community in the coming months.

Planned works

The upgrade will include:

  • new traffic lights with pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Uralla Road and Nepean Highway
  • realigning Uralla Road to form a cross-intersection with Nepean Highway and The Briars entrance
  • other pedestrian and bike rider safety improvements.

Benefits

When the upgrade is completed, it will:

  • create safer access for drivers entering into or exiting from Uralla Road and The Briars
  • improve safety for all road users at the intersection, including vulnerable road users such as bike riders
  • meet the demands of future population and economic growth in the area.

For more information visit the VicRoads website at: Uralla Road and Nepean Highway Intersection Upgrade

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback about the design, please contact:  DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au

Somerville - Frankston- Flinders Road, Eramosa Road, and Grant Road pedestrian safety improvements

This is a Department of Transport project, please contact them directly on 13 11 70 or DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au.


The Department of Transport and Planning is improving pedestrian safety at the intersection of Frankston-Flinders Road, Eramosa Road and Grant Road in Somerville.

For updates see VicRoads website for project information Frankston-Flinders Road, Eramosa Road and Grant Road pedestrian safety improvements.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback about the design, please contact: DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au.

Planned Road Maintenance

As part of the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Safer Local Roads Program, an extensive road resurfacing program and grading program is carried out across the Mornington Peninsula every year. Information about these programs can be found on the Road Grading and Road Resurfacing pages of the website.

Road closures

Roads on the Peninsula will be closed from time to time to allow the safe running of events and implementation of works on or near our roads. To ensure these closures are safely managed, in advance, companies running these events/works submit an application including their Traffic Management Plans. View our Known-road-closures-within-Mornington-Peninsula-Shire.pdf(PDF, 271KB)  which is updated when applications for road closures are granted.

Note: Utility companies will often have to undertake emergency works and these may not be included in our road closures list.

Updated: April 2024