South Gippsland Highway

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South Gippsland Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 255 km (158 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 180
  • (Dandenong - Lyndhurst)
  • State Route 12
  • (Greens Road - Pound Road, Dandenong South)
  • M420
  • (Lyndhurst - Lang Lang)
  • A440
  • (Lang Lang - Sale via Leongatha)
Former
route number
State Route 180
Major junctions
West end Princes Highway, Dandenong, Melbourne
 
East end Princes Highway,
Sale, Victoria
Location(s)
Major settlements Cranbourne, Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang, Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster, Yarram, Longford
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

The South Gippsland Highway is a partially divided highway in Victoria, Australia which connects the city of Melbourne with the South Gippsland region of Victoria, ending in the town of Sale. The highway begins as State Route 180, until the junction of Greens Road where it duplexes with State Route 12 to Pound Road, then continues until the South Gippsland Freeway / Western Port Highway interchange where it becomes the M420. The M420 continues through Cranbourne and Koo Wee Rup until the Bass Highway turnoff, which is then designated A440 onwards to Sale. From the Bass Highway junction, the highway is undivided. The South Gippsland Highway is the gateway from Melbourne to many attractions including Wilsons Promontory and Phillip Island as well as being an important road for farmers in Gippsland.

Route[edit]

The highway commences in Dandenong, branching from the Princes Highway, and heads in a general south-east direction at first. It is mostly a dual carriageway with two lanes in either direction, until the Bass Highway turnoff to Phillip Island, after which it is entirely an undivided highway. Conversion to dual carriageways at the western end began in 1975, initially between the South Gippsland Freeway and Cranbourne; a distance of 17 km.[1] The final link in the duplication of the highway between the Princes Highway, Dandenong and Bass Highway opened in the early 1990s between Princes Highway and Pound Road.[2] It passes through the Cranbourne area, and then through or close to the Gippsland towns of Tooradin, Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang, Nyora, Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster, Welshpool and Yarram, before heading north to rejoin the Princes Highway at Sale.

Timeline of duplication[edit]

  • 1987 – Duplication works completed on three sections. Cranbourne to Five Ways, Tooradin to Dalmore Road, and Monomeith Road to Bass Highway.[3]
  • 1989 – 3 km of dual carriageways opened between Manks Road and Lynes Road, Tooradin in December 1989.[4]
  • 1990 – 3 km of dual carriageways opened between Lynes Road, Tooradin and Dore Road in April 1990. At this stage, ’27 km of the planned 32 km length of duplication between Cranbourne and Bass Highway has now been completed’.[4]
  • 1990/1991 – Duplication of 6 km south of Tooradin completed at a cost of $A9.9m. No exact date was given, however VicRoads Annual Reports cover the previous financial year. This completed the duplication of the highway between Cranbourne and the Bass Highway.[5] An interesting anomaly is that the kilometre lengths quoted in this annual report[5] and the previous annual report [4] do not match!
  • 1991/1992 – 2.8 km duplication opened between Princes Highway and Pound Road. This was the final link in the duplication of the highway from the Princes Highway to Bass Highway, Again, no exact date was given, however VicRoads Annual Reports cover the previous financial year.[2]

Major intersections and towns[edit]

South Gippsland Highway
Northwestbound Distance to
Dandenong
(km)
Distance to
Phillip Island
(km)
Southeastbound
Australia W3-3.svg Traffic Lights (clockwise from highway)
Princes Highway to Dandenong and Melbourne
Princes Highway to Berwick and Warragul
End South Gippsland Highway 2 103 Start South Gippsland Highway
GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE
Level Crossing
2.2 102.8 GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE
Level Crossing
To Ringwood, Melbourne; Keysborough
Dandenong Bypass Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg
2.7 102.3 To Frankston, Portsea; Keysborough
Dandenong Bypass Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg
Mordialloc
Greens Road Australia W3-3.svg
4 101 Mordialloc
Greens Road Australia W3-3.svg
continues as
continues as 5 100 Hampton Park, Narre Warren
Pound Road
Pound Road West Australia W3-3.svg
Hampton Park, Narre Warren
Pound Road West
Pound Road
Australia W3-3.svg
Northwestbound Distance to
Melbourne
via Freeway
(km)
Distance to
Phillip Island
(km)
Southeastbound
Melbourne
South Gippsland Freeway Grade Separated Intersection High Speed (On Ramp) Intersection Melbourne / Avalon Airport
41.9 99.1 Melbourne
South Gippsland Freeway Grade Separated Intersection High Speed (On Ramp) Intersection Melbourne / Avalon Airport
continues as
Hastings, Flinders
Westernport Highway Grade Separated Intersection High Speed (On Ramp) Intersection
42 99 Hastings, Flinders
Westernport Highway Grade Separated Intersection High Speed (On Ramp) Intersection
Carrum, Berwick
Thompsons Road Australia W3-3.svg
48 93 Berwick, Carrum
Thompsons Road Australia W3-3.svg
Cranbourne 51 90 Cranbourne
Frankston, Berwick
Cranbourne-Frankston Road Australia W3-3.svg
51.5 89.5 Berwick, Frankston
Cranbourne-Frankston Road Australia W3-3.svg
Narre Warren, Belgrave, Lilydale
Cameron Street High Speed Intersection
52.5 88.5 Narre Warren
Cameron Street High Speed Intersection
Clyde, Berwick
Clyde-Five Ways Road High Speed Intersection
57.7 83.3 Clyde
Clyde-Five Ways Road High Speed Intersection
Cannons Creek
Fisheries Road High Speed Intersection
57.8 83.2 Pearcedale, Cannons Creek
Fisheries Road High Speed Intersection
Frankston, Hastings, Portsea
Baxter-Tooradin Road Australia R1-3.svg
62.5 78.5 Frankston, Hastings, Portsea
Baxter-Tooradin Road Australia R1-3.svg
Tooradin 67 74 Tooradin
Cardinia
Dalmore Road High Speed Intersection
69 72 Cardinia
Dalmore Road High Speed Intersection
Koo Wee Rup, Longwarry
Rossiter Road High Speed Intersection
74 67 Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham, Longwarry
Rossiter Road High Speed Intersection
Northwestbound Distance to
Melbourne
via Freeway
(km)
Distance to
Phillip Island
(km)
Southeastbound
Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham, Healesville;
Melbourne via Freeway
Koo Wee Rup Road High Speed Intersection
76 64 Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham
Koo Wee Rup Road High Speed Intersection
no intersection 82 58 Lang Lang
McDonalds Track High Speed Intersection
Lang Lang, Drouin
Westernport Road Australia R1-3.svg
84 56 Lang Lang, Drouin
Westernport Road Australia R1-3.svg
continues as 86 54 Phillip Island, Wonthaggi
Bass Highway Grade Separated Intersection
Phillip Island, Wonthaggi
Bass Highway Grade Separated Intersection High Speed (On Ramp) Intersection
Northwestbound Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Distance to
Leongatha
(km)
Southeastbound
End 86 48 Start
Nyora
Lang Lang-Nyora Road High Speed Intersection
98 36 Nyora, Poowong
Lang Lang-Nyora Road High Speed Intersection
Loch
Main Road
Poowong
Loch-Poowong Road High Speed Intersection
105 29 Poowong
Loch-Poowong Road
Loch
Main Road High Speed Intersection
SOUTH GIPPSLAND TOURIST RAIL LINE 107 27 SOUTH GIPPSLAND TOURIST RAIL LINE
SOUTH GIPPSLAND TOURIST RAIL LINE 114 20 SOUTH GIPPSLAND TOURIST RAIL LINE
Poowong, Warragul
Warragul-Korumburra Road High Speed Intersection
119 15 Warragul
Warragul-Korumburra Road High Speed Intersection
Wonthaggi
Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road High Speed Intersection
120 14 Korumburra
Korumburra Wonthaggi, Inverloch
Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road High Speed Intersection
Mirboo North, Morwell
Strzelecki Highway High Speed Intersection
133.9 0.1 Mirboo North, Morwell
Strzelecki Highway High Speed Intersection
Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island
Bass Highway Australia R1-3.svg
133.95 0.05 Inverloch, Wonthaggi
Bass Highway Australia R1-3.svg
Leongatha 134 0 Leongatha
Westbound Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Distance to
Yarram
(km)
Eastbound
Dumbalk
Ogilvy Street High Speed Intersection
134.5 89.5 Dumbalk
Ogilvy Street High Speed Intersection
Dumbalk, Mirboo North
Farmers Road High Speed Intersection
151 73 Meeniyan
Meeniyan Dumbalk, Mirboo North
Farmers Road High Speed Intersection
Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory
Meeniyan-Promontory Road High Speed Intersection
151.5 72.5 Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory
Meeniyan-Promontory Road High Speed Intersection
Foster, Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory
Toora Road High Speed Intersection
172 52 Foster
Toora Road High Speed Intersection
Toora 184 40 Toora
Port Albert
Yarram-Port Albert Road High Speed Intersection
194 30 Welshpool
Welshpool Port Albert
Yarram-Port Albert Road High Speed Intersection
Yarram 224 0 Yarram
Southbound Distance to
Yarram
(km)
Distance to
Sale
(km)
Northbound
Tarra Valley
Tarra Valley Road High Speed Intersection
0 71 Tarra Valley
Tarra Valley Road High Speed Intersection
Traralgon, Melbourne via Freeway
Hyland Highway High Speed Intersection
2 69 Traralgon, Melbourne via Freeway
Hyland Highway High Speed Intersection
Carrajung, Traralgon
Carrajung-Woodside Road High Speed Intersection
18.5 52.5 Carrajung
Carrajung-Woodside Road High Speed Intersection
Woodside
Woodside Beach Road High Speed Intersection
18.8 52.2 Woodside
Woodside Beach Road High Speed Intersection
Seaspray
Seaspray Road High Speed Intersection
63.5 7.5 Seaspray
Seaspray Road High Speed Intersection
Loch Sport
Longford-Loch Sport Road High Speed Intersection
64.5 6.5 Loch Sport
Longford-Loch Sport Road High Speed Intersection
Longford 65 6 Longford
Rosedale
Rosedale-Longford Road High Speed Intersection
65.5 5.5 Rosedale
Rosedale-Longford Road High Speed Intersection
Start South Gippsland Highway 71 0 End South Gippsland Highway
Australia R1-3.svg Roundabout (clockwise from highway)
Princes Highway to Traralgon and Melbourne
Princes Highway to Bairnsdale and Orbost
Foster Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Country Roads Board Victoria. Sixty-Second Annual Report: for the year ended 30th June, 1975, Burwood, Victoria: Brown, Prior, Anderson, 1975. p. 7.
  2. ^ a b VicRoads. VicRoads Annual Report, 1991-1992, Kew, Victoria: VicRoads, 1992, p. 39.
  3. ^ Road Construction Authority Victoria. Annual Report 1986-87, Kew, Victoria: Road Construction Authority, Victoria, 1987. p. 66
  4. ^ a b c VicRoads. VicRoads Annual Report, 1989-1990, Kew, Victoria: VicRoads, 1990, p. 56.
  5. ^ a b VicRoads. VicRoads Annual Report, 1990-1991, Kew, Victoria: VicRoads, 1991, p. 37