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CARRUM MP Sonya Kilkenny at the Frankston-Dandenong Road/Thompsons Road intersection. Picture: Supplied

UPGRADE works to Thompsons Road have been completed at a final cost of $225 million to taxpayers.

The conclusion of works at the intersection of Frankston-Dandenong Road and Thompsons Road signalled the end of the project.

The roundabout at the intersection was removed and replaced with lights. Works at the intersection ran for five weeks, with detours in place during the duration.

The intersection has been widened to include two right-turn lanes, three through-lanes, and slip lanes. The Thompsons Road Upgrade project has also seen a 10.7 kilometre stretch of the road duplified and a level crossing removed. 

Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “the community wanted the roundabout gone and I’m so glad we’ve been able to deliver on that promise and improve the journey right along Thompsons Road.”

Transport infrastructure minister Jacinta Allan said “we’ve delivered the Thompsons Road upgrade four months early and we’re getting on with removing the Hallam Road level crossing and delivering the brand new station.”

“Our road and rail projects are easing congestion and keeping Victorians in work through the coronavirus pandemic,” she said.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 15 July 2020

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