On the 11th of February the new underpass in Carrum opened connecting McLeod Road to Nepean Highway, creating a more efficient and safer connection for the 12,500 vehicles that use the road everyday.
The original road configuration saw drivers zig-zagging through dangerous level crossings with congestion clogging Station Street and the Nepean Highway. The boom gates at Station Street stayed down for up to 49 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.
Directly connecting the two arterial roads – McLeod Road and the Nepean Highway – will significantly reduce congestion and allow traffic to flow more freely through this key connection between Nepean Highway, Frankston Freeway and EastLink.
The new boom gate free intersection includes dedicated lanes for traffic turning right into McLeod Road from Station Street meaning less congestion and improved travel times.
Trains will be stopping Carrum Station when it officially opens on Monday the 17th February 2020.
From Monday 17 February you will be able to access the station from the southern entrance at Walkers Road via a new pedestrian crossing across Station Street. The main entrance at McLeod Road will open in mid 2020.
Here’s what you can expect on the first day:
- Station staff from first to last train
- Myki top-up and tap-on facilities
- Passenger information displays
- Accessible toilets for train users
- Protective Services Officers on duty from 6pm to last train.
There will be no car parking or bike storage facilities until mid 2020 as works to complete station buildings, car parks and landscaping continues.
Works will continue to mid 2020 to complete station buildings, car parks and bike facilities, and landscaping.