'Urgent works' a must for Hallam Road: Graley

MP wants Victorian Government to fix a busy road in Melbourne's east that carries more than 1,500 trucks daily

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | November 13, 2013

A Victorian MP wants the State Government to fix a busy road in Melbourne’s east that carries more than 1,500 trucks a day.

Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley wants Hallam Road between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway upgraded, saying the road is a "site of ever-worsening congestion".

She says current road upgrades on Hallam Road between Pound and Ormond roads are almost complete but the work is far from over.

"It’s really busy. There’s long delays and it’s not just because there’s road works there but because it’s got high volumes of most cars and pedestrians wanting to cross at lots of different parts of the road," Graley says.

"Urgent works are needed to not only relieve congestion and reduce travel time but also to ensure the safety of local motorists."

The Government has spent $38 million dividing the 2.5km stretch of road at Hampton Park since March last year.

More than 18,000 vehicles were recorded on Hallam Road between Fordholm Road and Ormond Road in 2009 on any day. The figure is expected to rise to 45,000 vehicles by 2031, according to VicRoads.

The road connects areas such as Cranbourne, Dandenong and Hampton Park.

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