Western Port Highway

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Western Port Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 27 km (17 mi)
Route number(s)
Former
route number
  • State Route 65 (1989-1998)
  • Entire Route[1]
Major junctions
North end
 

for full list see major intersections

South end
Location(s)
Major settlements Dandenong South, Lyndhurst, Skye, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Pearcedale, Somerville, Tyabb
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

Western Port Highway (formerly Dandenong-Hastings Road) is a highway in Victoria, Australia, linking the south-eastern fringe of suburban Melbourne to the western coast of Western Port Bay, after which the highway is named, at the Port of Hastings nearly 30 km to the south. It runs from the end of the South Gippsland Freeway at Lynbrook firstly as a dual carriageway and later as an undivided road to Frankston-Flinders Road at Hastings.

History[edit]

The Western Port Highway was originally a single carriageway road called Lyndhurst Road in the 1960s, it has been progressively upgraded to a divided highway between the South Gippsland Freeway and Cranbourne-Frankston Road during the 1990s, as dramatically-increasing freight traffic volumes to and from Hastings necessitated major upgrades.

VicRoads is currently planning an upgrade to freeway standard between South Gippsland Freeway and about 1.2 km south of Cranbourne-Frankston Road with full grade-separated interchanges at Glasscocks Road, Thompson Rd, Hall Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road.[2]

Route[edit]

The highway begins at Lyndhurst interchange, where the South Gippsland Highway and the alignment of the South Gippsland Freeway meet, outside Lynbrook; Western Port Highway is linked directly to the southern end of the South Gippsland Freeway by an overpass over the South Gippsland Highway. From the interchange, Western Port Highway runs south as a two-lane (each way), dual carriageway, overpassing the Cranbourne railway line, passing through a set of traffic lights at Moreton Bay Boulevard, and passing through roundabouts at Glasscocks Road, and Thompsons Road; between here and Lyndhurst interchange the highway is designated route M780. The highway runs onwards further south through roundabout intersections with Hall Road, Ballarto Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road. The road continues south to North Road, as a dual carriageway but designated as route A780, before reverting to a dual-lane single carriageway road to Hastings. It continues further south with a roundabout at Baxter-Tooradin Road and finally ending at an intersection with Frankston-Flinders Road, 2 km north of Hastings.

For most of the route the speed limit is 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph), with shorter sections of 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph) and 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph).

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Greater DandenongCasey boundary Dandenong SouthLyndhurstLynbrook tripoint 0.0 0.0 South Gippsland Freeway (M420) / South Gippsland Highway (M420 south-east) Northern terminus at interchange
Lyndhurst–Lynbrook boundary 0.8 0.50 Northey Road Southbound access only
0.9 0.56 Monash Drive Northbound acces only
Lyndhurst 2.2 1.4 Moreton Bay Boulevard Traffic light intersection
3.0 1.9 Glasscocks Road Roundabout
Greater DandenongCaseyFrankston tripoint Lyndhurst–SkyeCranbourne West tripoint 4.7 2.9 Thompsons Road (State Route 6) – Carrum, Cranbourne Roundabout
CaseyFrankston boundary SkyeCranbourne West boundary 8.0 5.0 Hall Road – Carrum Downs, Cranbourne Roundabout
SkyeCranbourne WestCranbourne South tripoint 9.6 6.0 Ballarto Road – Skye, Seaford Roundabout
SkyeLangwarrin boundary 11.0 6.8 Cranbourne–Frankston Road (State Route 4) – Cranbourne, Frankston Roundabout; Route transition: southern M780 terminus, northern A780 terminus
12.1 7.5 Browns Road – Cranbourne South, Junction Village Roundabout
SkyeLangwarrinPearcedale tripoint 15.0 9.3 North Road – Langwarrin, Devon Meadows Roundabout
LangwarrinLangwarrin SouthPearcedale tripoint 16.8 10.4 Robinsons Road – Frankston South, Pearcedale
CaseyFrankstonMornington Peninsula tripoint Langwarrin SouthPearcedale boundary 18.5 11.5 Baxter–Tooradin Road (C781) – Baxter, Pearcedale, Tooradin Roundabout
Mornington Peninsula Somerville 21.2 13.2 Eramosa Road East – Somerville
22.9 14.2 Bungower Road – Mornington Roundabout
SomervilleTyabb boundary 24.5 15.2 Tyabb–Tooradin Road north-east / O'Neills Road west – Tyabb, Tooradin
Tyabb 27.5 17.1 Frankston–Flinders Road (C777) north & south / Denham Road east – Hastings, Flinders, Tyabb, Frankston Southern terminus at roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mornington Peninsula Routes, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 25 August 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Western Port Highway: Lynbrook to Langwarrin". www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2014-08-24.