TEN bridge beams spanning 36 metres each have been put into place as part of the Lathams Road upgrade.
The road project will see a new bridge built over the Peninsula Link in Carrum Downs, parallel to the existing bridge. Last weekend ten bridge beams, collectively weighing around 80 tonnes, were installed.
The state government hopes the road upgrade will be completed sometime next year. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said that the project “will slash travel times and ease congestion – as well as improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists as they travel throughout the area every day.”
“That’s why we’re getting on with this important upgrade – to benefit the entire community and make it easier for them to get to where they need to go,” she said.
Major Road Projects Victoria project director Marc Peterson thanked residents for their patience while works are undertaken. “We’re forging ahead with construction on the Lathams Road Upgrade to improve traffic flow, ease congestion and boost safety for all road users. We thank the community and local businesses for their patience while crews complete these works,” he said.