South Gippsland Highway

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South Gippsland Highway
Victoria
General information
TypeHighway
Length255 km (158 mi)
Route number(s)
  • 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
  • (Dandenong to Sale)
Major junctions
West end Princes Highway, Dandenong, Victoria
 
East end Princes Highway,
Sale, Victoria
Location(s)
Major settlementsCranbourne, Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang, Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster, Yarram, Longford
Highway system

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 at Lonsdale Street (Princes Highway), Dandenong. At the Greens Road intersection, it adopts State Route 12 until 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, at which point the road 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]

  • 1975 – Conversion to dual carriageways at the western end began in 1975, between the South Gippsland Freeway and Cranbourne; a distance of 17 km.[1]
  • 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]

Location[6]kmmiDestinationsNotes
Dandenong, Dandenong South00.0 Princes Highway (ALT 1) – Dandenong, Melbourne, Berwick, Warragul
21.2Gippsland railway linelevel crossing
Dandenong South31.9 Dandenong Bypass (State Route 49) – Ringwood, Melbourne, Keysborough, Frankston
42.5 Greens Road (State Route 12) – Mordialloc, Keysboroughconcurrent with State Route 12
53.1 Pound Road (State Route 12) / Pound Road West – Hampton Park, Narre Warren
Dandenong South, Lynbrook, Hampton Park63.7 South Gippsland Freeway (M420) – Melbourne / Western Port HighwayHastings, Flinders (M780)Grade separated, partial freeway interchange; (M420) southeast from here
Lynbrook74.3Hallam Road – Hampton Park, Hallam
Cranbourne North, Cranbourne127.5 Thompsons Road (State Route 6)
Cranbourne159.3 Cranbourne-Frankston Road (State Route 4 / C407) – Frankston, Berwick
Cranbourne, Cranbourne East169.9 Cameron Street (C404) – Narre Warren, Belgrave, Lilydale
Devon Meadows, Clyde2113Clyde-Five Ways Road – Clyde, Berwick / Fisheries Road – Cannons Creek, Pearcedale
Tooradin, Devon Meadows, Blind Bight2616 Baxter-Tooradin Road – Frankston, Hastings, Portsearoundabout
Tooradin3321Dalmore Road – Cardinia
Koo Wee Rup3824 Rossiter Road – Koo Wee Rup, Longwarry
4125 Koo Wee Rup Road – Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham, Healesville
Lang Lang4729McDonalds Track
4930 Westernport Road (C431) – Lang Lang, Drouin
5132 Bass Highway (M420) – Phillip Island, Wonthaggi (M420) north of here, (A440) southeast
Loch, Nyora6339 Lang Lang-Nyora Road (C434)
Loch7043Main Road – Loch / Loch-Poowong Road – Poowong
7245South Gippsland railway line
Bena7949South Gippsland railway line
Korumburra8452 Warragul-Korumburra Road (C425) – Poowong, Warragul
8553 Korrumburra-Wonthaggi Road (C437) – Wonthaggi, Inverloch
Leongatha9962
10062 Ogilvy Street (C454) – Dumbalk
Meeniyan11672 Farmers Road (C455) – Dumbalk, Mirboo North
11773 Meeniyan-Promontory Road (C444) – Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory
Foster13785 Fish Creek-Foster Road (C445) – Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory
Alberton15999 Yarram-Port Albert Road (C452) – Port Albert
Yarram189117 Tarra Valley Road (C484) – Tarra Valley
191119 Hyland Highway (C482) – Traralgon
Woodside207129 Carrajung-Woodside Road – Carrajung, TraralgonC453 concurrent over Bruthen Creek bridge
Bruthen Creek
208129 Woodside Beach Road (C453) –
Longford252157Seaspray Road – Seaspray
254158 Rosedale-Longford and Longford-Loch Sport Roads (C485) – Rosedale, Loch Sport
Sale260160 Princes HighwayTraralgon, Bairnsdale, Orbost
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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
  6. ^ Google (4 February 2017). "South Gippsland Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 February 2017.